MhIST – Mental Health Independent Support Team working with our communities to give the best mental health support we can since 1992.

We provide a safe and friendly place where you can work at your own pace to start your journey towards positive mental wellbeing.

Why not explore our services below!

Telephone Lines will be closed on Wednesday 15th May 2024 for staff training.

Children, Young People and Parents

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Hidden Talent

Greater Manchester’s Hidden Talent is a youth employment programme working with young people aged 16 – 24, funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, and led by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO).

Small Steps

Small Steps is a self-help support group for the parents, carers and guardians (including Dads) of children aged up to 2 years.

If you are finding being a new parent challenging, feel lonely and unable to socialise like you used to do and your mental health is getting on top of you come along.

Positive Psychology for Children and Young People

MhIST provides positive psychology training to high school children in Bolton. This is delivered by a series of interactive sessions during the school day.

Would you like to find out more information how these training sessions are provided? Find out more.

Coming soon

Find out the latest information on the upcoming support we are looking to provide.

We are always in need of helpful volunteers to help support MhIST. Find out more.


We have been extremely lucky to have had the support and enthusiasm of local young people to help us tell the story of mental health from a young persons perspective through the projects they have done.

Check out just some of the projects we have been involved with. Find out more.

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