Changes – New Mental Health Support Service in Lichfield & Burntwood

Ian’s been in touch to ask if I can help to publicise a new organisation doing some great work in our area……

Changes is a mental health organisation offering a range of services including friendly mutual support groups, social activities and opportunities for accredited training via the National Open College Network. These services can be accessed for free, without the need for a GP referral. Local volunteers are helping to run the service in the Lichfield area.

In addition to these services, Changes also run wellness courses for people in mental distress, and the next one starts on Monday 23rd January between 10.30am & 12pm at the Pavilion in Beacon Park. The course is free of charge and public transport costs can also be met.

Changes was formed by people with experience of using mental health sevices, to help both themselves and others in the same situation. They aim to provide personalised support and services,  greater independence and to help people with their social skills, to regain confidence and to become active members of their community.

If you would like to find out more about the course, or to find out more about the service generally, you can visit the website www.changes.org.uk or contact Ann at the Lichfield Wellbeing Centre on 01543 309 770 or Samatha at the Burntwood Wellbeing Centre on 01543 679 000 who would be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

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3 thoughts on “Changes – New Mental Health Support Service in Lichfield & Burntwood

  1. I know this is quite an old post but I stumbled across it while researching mental health services and found it quite inspiring. Anything that is set up by people that know the challenges of mental health first hand has to be a valuable and worthwhile investment.

    I’m a big believer that helping people to feel safe and secure is a huge part of their recovery, and that first hand experience in providing support to vulnerable individuals will go a long way towards getting great outcomes.

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