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!

Weekly Calendar

MhIST's Weekly Self Help Support Groups
We have organised our Self Help Groups into a daily calendar so that you can see what self help groups are currently active. Click on the days to just see class for that day.

Monday

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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…

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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.

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Why not come along to the Farnworth Wellbeing Support Group Struggling with mental health issues? Feeling low, worthless, and/or hopeless? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing but find it hard to get into Bolton Town Centre? Then why not come and join an afternoon…

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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.

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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…

Tuesday

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Do you feel alone and have no one to talk to? Anxiety or depression taking over your days? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? The group members arrange trips out to places such as museums, cafés, to the theatre etc. External speakers also regularly attend to share their own experiences and knowledge.

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Do you feel alone and have no one to talk to? Anxiety or depression taking over your days? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? The group members arrange trips out to places such as museums, cafés, to the theatre etc. External speakers also regularly attend to share their own experiences and knowledge.

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Free peer support for men who may be struggling. Don’t face your problems on your own. Directions for Men want to help men who are having a tough time. We meet to talk about the things affecting us, support each other and learn better ways of coping with problems. We…

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Struggling with mental health issues? Feeling low, worthless, and/or hopeless? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing but find it hard to get into Bolton Town Centre? Then why not come and join an afternoon Wellbeing Support group being run in Westhoughton.

Wednesday

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Why not come along to theArt for Well-being Group The Art for Well-being group runs every Wednesday and is a popular group which appeals to all abilities.Art is a relaxing and enjoyable activity with therapeutic benefits. The art group provides a fun way to meet new people and make friends.Each…

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Struggling with mental health issues? Feeling low, worthless, and/or hopeless? Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing but find it hard to get into Bolton Town Centre? Then why not come and join an afternoon Wellbeing Support group being run in Westhoughton.

Thursday

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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.

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Why not come along to the Guitar Group Do you want to learn a new skill or practice a new one? Are you interested in music ?Do you want to practice relaxation?Do you enjoy the peace that music brings you?Do you want to play music as part of a group?…

Friday

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Do you feel alone and have no one to talk to? Anxiety or depression taking over your days? Want to improve your mental health and self-esteem? This new and dynamic group offers its members a place where depression, anxiety and self-esteem is paramount and explored. This is a very friendly and diverse group in which mutual respect and care is in abundance.

Saturday

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Lost and/or lonely during the weekend? Prices of Tea/Coffee to dear? No where to go? No one to see? Then why not attend the Member’s Saturday Social Group that is open to members of MhIST. The group will run every Saturday afternoon at Moorland House for two hours. Each session…