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Kelly and Ailsa’s no-alcohol-athon.

Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We are raising money for MHIST (MENTAL HEALTH INDEPENDENT SUPPORT TEAM) by refraining from drinking alcohol for the whole of August and considering I’m a landlady and Ailsa is one of my most regular regulars it’s not going to be easy… Read More

Bolton Mental Health Wellbeing Booklet

Public Health, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Bolton NHS have put together a booklet to support households with advice on looking after your mental health and accessing support services during the lockdown and has plenty of tips on beating coronavirus anxiety. Download the booklet here:… Read More

Talk Therapy during the Covid- 19 emergency and beyond.

We continue to support you. Like many organisations we are intent on continuing to offer our therapy support to people during the ongoing emergency. The current government guidance indicates that it is not appropriate to continue with face-to-face counselling and this has been paused. The MhIST buildings are all now… Read More

It’s competition time

MhIST is running a photography competition with the winner receiving a prize worth £30. Take some photos and email the best one to (using the subject heading – competition) or send via WhatsApp to Christine Makinson for a chance to win a prize. Vote for your favourite photo… Read More

Advocacy Press Release


Bolton based mental health charity MhIST has been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). Read More

Believe In You

Believe in You. An inspiring song written and performed by Tameka (Vocals) and Andy (Guitar). Read More


Spring-time by Sara K Baby lambs all around. Crying out to their mums to be found. Summer time is on it’s way. Take a look around and see what you can find. Life outside is beautiful. So take a look around and hear the little birds in the trees singing… Read More



The upcycling group have been busy transforming pre-loved items to make them into stunning waiting to be loved items. Read More