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Peer Support Volunteers Wanted in Stafford!

Do you want to help others and provide support to people in need?  Then become a volunteer at Stafford Social Hub.

All our groups are led by Peer Support Volunteers who have lived experience in mental distress.

By volunteering with Stafford Social Hub you will be able to discover your true potential, build self confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills and offer support to others on their road to recover.

Innovating Minds Support for Adults with Mental Health Difficulties

Innovating Minds offer specialist psychological support as part of the Evolve programme for adults who are experiencing mental health, emotional or wellbeing difficulties such as (but not limited to), anxiety, stress, depression or low-self esteem, difficulties in relationships, sleeping or organising your time.

We have a team of qualified and experienced professionals who can offer flexible support that is tailored to you. Therapy can be offered one to one or in a group setting.

Tender - Male Hub in Newcastle

We know that in England 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem and men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide that women.

The Newcastle Partnership would like to commission an experienced specialist third sector partner to pilot a male hub, comprising drop-ins along with group work to offer support and signposting. Further details are attached.

The pilot project will be expected to commence in January 2020 for 6 months and the available budget is up to £15,000.

Harness Coaching - Freedom to change

Harness Coaching CIC was set up earlier this year by Lizz Fields-Pattinson and Steph Gaunt, to offer coaching sessions to people of all ages who are looking for support to change their lives for the better. This may be through conventional Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused Coaching face to face or Equine Facilitated Sessions both 121 and in small groups. Sessions are all bespoke to the clients’ needs.

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since our article in the July Ebulletin in addition to the Places of Welcome already up and running in Burton we are pleased to introduce two new Places of Welcome.


Our new additions are:

Bowled Over by a Welcome in Tamworth

A new Place of Welcome has opened in Tamworth, taking place every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30pm.  You will be bowled over by its location, for the host venue is Tamworth Castle Bowling Club.  The green itself is closed throughout the winter months, but the doors are still open for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat over a game of dominoes.  Why not pop along and say hello?

Time to Change (Cannock Chase)

Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of poor mental health that sign up to the Time to Change National campaign.

There are 2 activities in January.  IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND YOU MUST BOOK A PLACE

Speaking Out Training, Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10am-3pm, Rugeley Community Centre, Lunch provided free.

Helping Each Other - Uttoxeter

Helping Each Other – Uttoxeter are a new friendly support group, open to anyone with emotional or wellbeing concerns, who needs some extra support. You can join them for a cuppa and a chat. 

They meet each week at Denstone Village Hall, Quakers Meeting House and Heath Community Centre. 

For specific times and contact details, please see the attached poster.


Rugeley Library has joined the Place of Welcome network and is offering companionship, conversation and free refreshments every Friday morning, 10am - 11am at its premises in Anson Street, Rugeley, WS15 2BB which is in the pedestrian area of the town centre. The Library is the 64th Place of Welcome in Staffordshire and the 13th Library to also become a Place of Welcome.

"Pop up Place of Welcome"Event

Please join The Places of Welcome team and other local supporters to promote and celebrate the contribution of Places of Welcome to Burton and Uttoxeter

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong and connect and contribute.