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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

Small Steps (Horwich)

Suffering with your mental health? A parent or carer of a child age 0 – 2 Years? Pregnant and concerned about your metal well-being? Feeling lonely and anxious? Small Steps is a Bolton Together project to help reach adults who are perinatal and have children up to the age of…

Craft & Social Group

The craft and social group runs every Monday and is a popular group which appeals to all abilities. It is both an art and craft group and a weekly social group, encouraging communication and socialization with other members. The craft group provides a fun way to meet new people and make friends.

Small Steps (Westhoughton)

Suffering with your mental health? A parent or carer of a child age 0 – 2 Years? Pregnant and concerned about your metal well-being? Feeling lonely and anxious? Small Steps is a Bolton Together project to help reach adults who are perinatal and have children up to the age of…

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

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...

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...

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

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.

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