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Lockdown can be Confusing . . .
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Lockdown can be Confusing . . .

This week we have all been moved into lockdown until at least February 15th so that we can limit the spread of coronavirus and help protect the NHS. There have been so many changes recently with all the different Tiers in Stoke-on-Trent that it’s easy to feel confused about what we can and can’t do...

We are increasing our daytime hours from 04.01.21
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We are increasing our daytime hours from 04.01.21

From the 4th of January 2021 until the 31st of March 2021 Speak Up Space is increasing the number of hours that we offer support during the school day as part of the Winter Wellness Project. From January you can book a 45 minute 1-2-1 online support session via our instant messaging service here The...

Stay Well Launch Christmas Tree Drawing Competition
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Stay Well Launch Christmas Tree Drawing Competition

Our partners over at Stay Well & ChangesYP have launched a competition to design and draw your own Christmas Tree. The competition is open to 8-18 year olds with prizes on offer in the following 2 different age group categories: 8-11 year olds & 11-18 year olds. There are also certificates for all who enter....

New Support Services Launching Monday 30.11.20 across Staffordshire
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New Support Services Launching Monday 30.11.20 across Staffordshire

Speak Up Space, as part of North Staffs Mind, have joined forces with partners Changes and Dove to successfully secure additional funding to provide mental wellbeing services to professionals, carers and young people living in Staffordshire throughout the Winter of 2020/21. The services are part of the Winter Wellness Project 2020 and are designed to help...

Things to do in Tier 2 . . .
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Things to do in Tier 2 . . .

So at the weekend Stoke-on-Trent was moved into Tier 2. Check what Tier your area is in by clicking here and entering your postcode. We ALL have to remember to socially distance, wash/sanitize our hands regularly and wear face masks/coverings but in Tier 2 there are a few more rules too. Check the Tier 2...

World Mental Health Day
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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day – an opportunity to raise awareness around mental health and highlight ways that we can all improve and support our own well-being. Whether it’s your own mental health or someone else’s who you care about, try and take the time to “do one thing” today to support & improve...

Support with things you see online
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Support with things you see online

Being online can be a positive part of most people’s day to day. Sometimes though we can see or read things that impact how we feel in a negative way. At Speak Up Space you can talk about anything that’s important to you and that includes things that happen online. #SpeakUp

Holidays can be a good time to . . . .
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Holidays can be a good time to . . . .

GET FIT Carry on with the sports and exercise you enjoy or set yourself a new challenge with this app for iphone or android. Evidence proves that better physical health can benefit your mental health too. Instead of setting a challenge, maybe develop a new routine here.