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St George's Day Centre

St.Georges provides friendship, support and stability in a therapeutic and caring environment for people suffering from mental health problems.

St Georges is based in a prime location within the town centre.

Breakfast and a 2 course meal are provided at a small charge every day with snacks,drinks etc. available all day.

Members have the opportunity to participate fully in running the centre.  Members are encouraged to find new interests and develop their skills via engaging with others, volunteering or participating in various activities.

St Georges prides itself on providing a QUALITY service based upon peoples' aspirations and choices and to promote 'recovery', independence and social inclusion for all.A one-one personal development programme is in place for any member of the centre to access at any time with their own key worker.

A general counselling service is available for adults Monday between 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.


St.Andrew's and St.George's United Reform Church

St.Georges Road




01204 397 889


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Bolton Employment Support Team (BEST) supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems in their recovery process by opening up the world of work through work preparation and placement experience.  We are a joint initiative between Bolton Council and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The aim is to make paid work accessible in the longer term so as to increase independence and quality of life by expanding and developing our links with local employers.  BEST helps make inclusion a reality, not just a policy.  Most importantly, we offer guidance and support and a development plan that helps the person to understand what they need and how to get it, which may involve training, experience or gaining other specialised assistance.


Office 3

Bolton Market

Ashburner Street






01204 337 523


Our offices are opposite the Bolton Main bus station, upstairs inside Ashburner Street Market.  A lift is available.



MhIST, the Mental Health Independent Support Team

We provides a friendly, safe and confidential service to support and voice the interests of mental health service and their carers.  We aim to support people in a positive environment where YOU can achieve what you need to do.

Our services and groups are free to use, but you do need an appointment if you want to use our advocacy or counselling services.

MhIST provides services like counselling, reiki meditation, dramatherapy, craft and social group which enable people to cope with anxiety and emotional distress.  Helping people to put strategies and plans in place so that they are able to deal with problems more effectively in future perhaps by learning relaxation or by having a practised way of dealing with upset..

Our self help groups are very active and they provide for the needs of different groups of people such as bipolar, self harm, OCD and depression.  By joining one or even several of our self help groups you can gain; support from people who have similar experiences; the reassurance that you are not alone; Information; self esteem; a different perspective; a chance to meet new people.  You won’t be judged or told what to do!

The MhIST advocacy team are here to help you with problems which you need sorting out but you need a hand with.  All you need to do is ask (or get someone to do it for you) and we will try to help.

When you come to MhIST our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer staff will make you feel comfortable and welcome, treat you with respect, listen to you without judging you and give you the opportunity to speak your mind.


Hanover House

Hanover Street




01204 527 200




BAND's mission statement:

To support the people within the Borough of Bolton who live with mental health problems to reach their full potential as defined by themselves, through:

The promotion of choice and independence

The provision of support for the individual

The facilitation of education, recreational, social and enterprise opportunities

Contributing to the development of services across the mental health economy

BAND Services

One to One Recovery

If you feel that you need one to one support to pick up old hobbies and interests, or to achieve new goals in order to help your recovery, then our Recovery Project could be for you!  We have a small team of  volunteers who will offer you support to draw up your own recovery plan and then support you in achieving your goals. 

Drop in Provision

We provide a drop in service seven days a week where like minded people can meet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee and purchase a light meal or snack.

Shared Interest Groups

A number of groups currently exist where people meet up regularly to pursue a hobby or interest. The groups are supported by staff and volunteers to access a varied number of leisure and community activities

Community Development (CDW)

Raise awareness and educate about mental health and develop community groups to help themselves. Giving marginalised or BME groups opportunities for personal and group development. E.g. Asylum seekers/refugees, GRT, Deaf, New Migrants

Engagement and Representation

Support individuals to represent their community in voicing issues about mental health services to service providers. Develop creative methods of consultation with public about issues around mental health and feedback of results to service users and service providers

Inpatient Services

Volunteering scheme at the hospital visiting mental health wards and consulting with patients about their experiences. The Lounge – a place for the patients to relax and chat off the wards. Internet café – supporting K ward patients to use the facility to communicate with family & friends or research.



Bolton YMCA

125 Deansgate





01204 380643




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BAND is a voluntary mental health organisation, and is a registered charity (no. 1060822) and registered in Cardiff as a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 3284504)

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