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.
Our Other Groups
- Anxiety, Depression, & Self Esteem Group
- Anxiety, Depression, & Well-being (AM)
- Anxiety, Depression, & Well-being (PM)
- Art for Well-being
- Autism Group
- Craft & Social Group
- Depression Recovery
- Directions for Men
- Farnworth Wellbeing Support Group
- Member’s Saturday Social Group
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Sunday Recovery Club
- Welcome to the Digital World Group
- Westhoughton Wellbeing Support Group (Wed)
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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I first heard about MhIST in 1999, after speaking to a CPN at Fallbirch. I had been suffering with Mental Health issues for over 30years and had been prescribed lots of different medication over the years, until I was referred to Mhist for Counselling. My counselling started January 2000, (MhIST… Continue reading this letter...
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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
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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.
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.
MhIST team have helped me so much over the years. I have attended groups. It’s a safe place and friendly.
Frequenty Asked Questions
How do I refer someone to your service?
It depends on which service is required. Advocacy and Self Help Groups can be accessed by contacting the office on 01204 527200. Talk Therapy can be accessed by first ringing 1point on 01204 917744 and stating that MhIST should be the required provider of Talk Therapy.
How do I get referred to MhIST?
People who want to access MhIST’s services can refer themselves by contacting MhIST.
Do I have to have a specific diagnosis from my GP/Psychiatrist to access MhIST’s services?
No, a specific diagnosis is not required. You just need to believe that your mental health and wellbeing would be improved by using MhIST’s services.