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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

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…

Anxiety, Depression, & Self Esteem Group

Do you feel alone and have no one to talk to? Anxiety or depression taking over your days? Want to improve your mental health and self-esteem? This new and dynamic group offers its members a place where depression, anxiety and self-esteem is paramount and explored. This is a very friendly and diverse group in which mutual respect and care is in abundance.

Westhoughton Wellbeing Support Group (Wed)

Struggling with mental health issues? Feeling low, worthless, and/or hopeless? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing but find it hard to get into Bolton Town Centre? Then why not come and join an afternoon Wellbeing Support group being run in Westhoughton.

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.

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Your Letters

Treena’s Story

I first came to Mhist at one of the most devastating times of my life. I had been through tough times before but the latest events I was going through “ tipped me over the edge” I didn’t want to be here anymore.  If it wasn’t for my son I… Continue reading this letter...

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Latest News

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...

We are moving!

Both the Advocacy, Talk Therapy and Admin services are moving out of Hanover House into Moorland House, 116 Bark Street, Bolton BL1 2AX, where the self-help groups have been based for the last 2 years. To enable us to move we are suspending both the Advocacy and Talk Therapy Services… Continue reading this blog post...

Meet Caroline Boff, MhIST’s new Patron

Meet Caroline Boff, MhIST's new Patron. Caroline is an emerging, international, contemporary artist based in the UK. She creates wondrous compositions filled with energy, feeling and colour. Join MhIST in giving Caroline a warm welcome as the new patron. Continue reading this blog post...

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What people are saying about MhIST

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.

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.

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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