In light of the current Covid-19 situation, MhIST would like to state that we are now open after putting into practice remote ways of working. We are able to deal with enquiries, accept new members, and offer support where possible. See more here.
MhIST | Mental Health Independent Support Team
What we do
We aim to support people in a positive environment where YOU can achieve what you need to do. Our services and groups are free to use, but you do need an appointment in the first instance.
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.
Donatations & Fundraising
Can you help us raise funds to help people.Donations
Self Help Support Groups
Our support groups can provide you with all the tools you need to get the help you need, find out more about our groups below. Each group has it's own information page which is ran by the group to give you a great insight into what they offer.
Our Other Groups
- Afternoon Westhoughton Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
- Autism Group
- Body and Mind Self-help Group
- Craft & Social Group
- Depression Recovery
- Depression, Anxiety & Self Esteem Group
- Depression, Anxiety & Well-being
- Evening Westhoughton Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
- Furniture Upcycling
- Guitar Group
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Recreation and Activities
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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Kelly and Ailsa’s no-alcohol-athon.
Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for MHIST (MENTAL HEALTH INDEPENDENT SUPPORT TEAM) by refraining from drinking alcohol for the whole of August and considering I’m a landlady and Ailsa is one of my most regular regulars it’s not going to be easy… Continue reading this blog post...
Children & Young People
This project is based on Mental Health in which we worked with charities such as MhIST to create this video. 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.
All the staff and volunteers are the loveliest staff at MHIST. The group facilitator is nice as well. And mentioning no members names, but all the members are kind and helpful as well as caring. Thanks to everyone of you at MHIST for all your support. Thank you.
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.
Frequenty Asked Questions
Can I phone or email you?
You can reach us on our contact page or by calling us at 01204 527200
How do I get referred to MhIST?
People who want to access MhIST’s services can refer themselves by contacting MhIST.
What are your opening times?
MhIST is normally open from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Some talk therapy sessions can be provided until 6pm.