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.

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About Us

Find out all about how we help people and what we have achieved so far at MhIST.

We have been established as a Mental Health Charity in Bolton for over 25 years! Find Out More…

Latest News

We often post what events and support groups have been up to on our Blog.

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Weekly Calendar

Our Self Help Support Groups run weekly, they can sometimes change so we have made a weekly calendar to show what’s on at MhIST.

We keep and updated list of all the support groups in our Weekly Calendar.

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Your Stories

We pride ourselves on helping others, we have received lots of great feedback from visitors of MhIST so we wanted to share that with you.

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Latest News from MhIST

Job Title: Young women support worker

Salary: £25,070. Actual – £10,028 Hours: 14.5 hours per week (excluding breaks) Contract Term: Permanent subject to funding. Holiday: 22 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service (pro rata) Public holidays: 8 days bank holiday Pension: Non-contributory pension plan Flexible working options Location: Bolton Application deadline:… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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. Read More

New service!

Have you been made redundant due to covid? Are you unemployed and struggling to find work? Share this:TwitterFacebook… Read More

Development of a mobile video-game for adult wellbeing.

Over the years MhIST has developed an extremely productive and successful collaboration with the University of Bolton. During the recent Covid lockdowns MhIST has been able to continue helping people who experience difficulties with their mental health by delivering advocacy, counselling, and self-help in virtual and face to face formats. Read More