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.