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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

Autism Group

Why not come along to our Autism Group Do you have a NHS diagnosis of Autism? Are you aged 18+, independent and can attend the group without support? If the answer to the above questions is YES, then the Autism group may be for you. The Autism Group runs fortnightly…

Depression Recovery

Meets every Thursday at Moorland House from 11:00am till 12:30pm. A friendly social group who welcome new members. Often members will meet up for a brew after the group.

Mindfulness Meditation

Why not come along to the Mindfulness Meditation Group The aim of meditation is to bring inner peace within ourselves and the world in a positive and spiritual way. The world is not a peaceful place and within every soul, there is some form of stress or stress and tension.

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

Lillian’s Story

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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Latest News

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...

New service!

Have you been made redundant due to covid? Are you unemployed and struggling to find work?… 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.

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.

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