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Self Help Support Groups

Our support groups can provide you with the tools you need to get the help you need. Find out more about our groups below. Each group has its own information page which is ran by the group to give you a great insight into what they offer.

Featured Groups

Directions for Men

Free peer support for men who may be struggling. Don’t face your problems on your own. Directions for Men want to help men who are having a tough time. We meet to talk about the things affecting us, support each other and learn better ways of coping with problems. We…

Art for Well-being

Why not come along to theArt for Well-being Group The Art for Well-being group runs every Wednesday and is a popular group which appeals to all abilities.Art is a relaxing and enjoyable activity with therapeutic benefits. The art group provides a fun way to meet new people and make friends.Each…

Welcome to the Digital World Group

Why not come along to the Welcome to the Digital World Group Does modern technology frighten you?Do you want to understand more about the digital world?Needing to learn from the beginning?Looking for a safe and  supportive space to learn? All ages, genders and abilities are made to feel welcome.If you…

Support from people who have similar experiences.

Our self-help groups are very active and they provide for the needs of different groups of people such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and mindfulness.

Donations & Fundraising

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Donations can help us provide our services to people who need them the most. If you can Donate then please follow the link to our JustGiving page.

Your Letters

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Visitor Letter

You gave me so much help by listening and supplying me with the relevant information an I am so grateful for that even after the assessment you couldn't take the counselling further as I was focused on my future plans and seemed to be aware of life's values. Continue reading this letter...

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Latest News

Job Title: Young women support worker

Salary: £25,070. Actual – £10,028 Hours: 14.5 hours per week (excluding breaks) Contract Term: Permanent subject to funding. Holiday: 22 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service (pro rata) Public holidays: 8 days bank holiday Pension: Non-contributory pension plan Flexible working options Location: Bolton Application deadline:… Continue reading this blog post...

New Spring Forward Project

MhIST are introducing a new course called Spring Forward If you are looking to figure out the next steps in your journey whether it be looking to go back into work or education then this one may just be for you! The course offers a path to revitalizing your… Continue reading this blog post...

MhIST AGM 2023

Thursday 12th October 2023 Dear Friend MhIST – AGM 2023. The Annual General Meeting of MhIST will be held on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 13.00. The meeting will be heldat: MhIST 1st Floor, Moorland House, 116 Bark Street, Bolton. BL1 2AX The agenda for the meeting is on the… Continue reading this blog post...

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What people are saying about MhIST

MhIST is an excellent place to be a part of. The staff and volunteers are friendly, warm, and accepting. Services offered are accessible free of charge and cater for a diverse range of mental health issues.

MhIST team have helped me so much over the years. I have attended groups. It’s a safe place and friendly.

Been going to some of the groups about a month, met some great people and feeling I’m getting the help needed and good to know I’m not alone.

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Get involved with MhIST

Volunteer with MhIST and help others.


Frequenty Asked Questions

  • Can we volunteer for MhIST?

    We are always in need of Volunteers for a range of positions. All of our volunteer vacancies can be found on our Do-IT site. Please visit the “Volunteer With Us” page for further details.

  • How do I get referred to MhIST?

    People who want to access MhIST’s services can refer themselves by contacting MhIST.

  • Can I just turn up at MhIST’s doorstep to use the services if I have never been before?

    No, an initial appointment is needed first before using any of our services. This is to ensure that we provide the best possible help we can. If you turn up with out an appointment then our administration team will take your contact details and the nature of your enquiry. These details will then be passed onto the relevant team. However, if you require talk therapy you will be signposted to 1point as detailed here.

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