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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

Keeping Grounded for Women

Empowering and improving self-esteem The Keeping Grounded group PROVIDES RESPECT by Giving everyone a chance to be listened to and being sensitive to others. There is prejudice and disturbances are kept to a minimum by keeping phones on silent. PROVIDES SUPPORT by Being there for each other. Offering…

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…

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.

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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Help Us Today

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

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 Cost of Living Project

Feeling overwhelmed by the cost-of-living crisis? You’re not alone and MhIST is here to lend a helping hand. We’re offering free 1 hour sessions Our pre-bookable sessions are as followed: Mondays: 1-5 PM Tuesdays: 9 AM-1 PM Wednesdays: 1-5 PM Just ring us at 01204… 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 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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