Following on from the success of our most recent Mental Health Market Place event on Tuesday 13th November, we thought it would be useful to provide information about the stall holders and presenters so people could be sign posted to one place to find out lots of information.
More information will be added as and when received from the organisations so please continue to check back and direct people to our website to access this information.
Thanks to everyone for contributing to the event, it was a huge success and we have received lots of wonderful feedback and requests of information about services which is fantastic.
Samaritans are there for anyone who needs someone, any time of the day or night, by phone, email, or text. They are also available to door callers but opening hours vary between branches. We provide a 24hour listening service. With more than 20,000 trained volunteers and 201 branches we provide a unique listening service across the U.K and Ireland offering initial support. We work in local communities and some branches have links with A and E departments, mental health teams and GP surgeries. We work in the Education sector, support people in prison and are in partnership with Network Rail to reduce suicide on the railway. Samaritans is here for anyone who is struggling to cope. Whatever you are facing a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans will listen, help people explore their feelings. We are free, confidential , non-judgemental and encourage people to make their own decisions.
Address: 16 Bark Street, Bolton, BL1 2BQ
Phone: For callers these are nationwide contacts. An individual caller will be put in touch with the first of our 201 branches where a listening volunteer is available. Callers can phone on 116123 – this is a free phone line.
SMS: Most branches also cater for SMS texts and there are plans to introduce instant messaging at certain branches.
Door Callers: Door callers are welcomed at 16, Bark Street Bolton whenever the Centre is open. Opening times do vary and it is sensible to ring the free phoneline 116123 and ask when the Bolton branch is open.
Breakdown Bolton is a peer- led organisation that runs high quality arts projects and often works with stigmatised groups. We are passionate about breaking down the barriers and challenging the stigma that our clients face, both internalised and societal. We also raise awareness of mental health issues and tackle problems such as social exclusion.
Community Care Options
- General Support – we support people with all kinds of disabilities and mental health problems, including support at home to live independently and also for community activities.
- Group Activities – we organize activities for people we support, with some open wider than that eg. Art & Craft Group Tues afternoons. Monthly Social Night, first Tuesday of the Month at Railway Club, Green Lane
- Health Promotion Project – In 2019 we are open to referrals from people with disabilities or enduring mental health problems for our project on improving physical and mental health through Group and Individual work with our two Nurses, supplemented with support hours to help people attend health appointments, get more active or try therapeutic activities. Professionals can also refer people to us for this project, particularly people who need extra input on Health/Mental Health issues.
Address: Community Care Options, 1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, The Valley, Bolton, BL1 8PB
Phone: 01204 360220
Greater Manchester Mental Health – NHS Foundation Team
Address: Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL
Phone: 0161 773 9121
Website Address: https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/
For information regarding Kooth, please click on the link below to view a leaflet
Majic Sport and H&H Family Centre CIC
Counselling and support for polish community.
• Consultations and psychological advice
• Psychotherapy for victims of sexual abuse
• Group therapy
• Couple and family therapy
• Anxiety disorders
• Addiction to alcohol and drugs
• Problems with adaptation in a new environment
• Problems in relationships
• Low self-esteem, lack of confidence
• Personality disorder
• Other psychological problems
Therapy for children and youth
• Social problems
• Anxiety disorders
• Learning problems
• Behavioural disorders
• Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
• Experiment with alcohol and drugs
• Psychoeducational groups
• Advice for parents
• Development and therapeutic workshops
Speech and Language diagnosis and therapy
• Construction of an action plan aimed at obtaining effective assistance
• Support in difficult random situations
• Help in contact with authorities / doctors
• Develop communication skills
• Development workshops (e.g. Self-presentation, assertiveness, interpersonal skills, self-development)
• Support groups … and many more
Support is provided in two languages, Polish and English. The services are essential for people seeking support in their native language.
In addition we want to run some events aimed at getting the community to socialize and so reduce some of the isolation some of the families are experiencing.
Address: 180 High Street, Bolton, BL3 6PL
- Administrator – 07804 422065
- Football Trainings – 07447 962378
- Advise Line – 07874 008944
- Together H & H Family Centre – Together H & H Family Centre
- Majic Sport Football Clinic – https://www.facebook.com/majicsport/
Apps present a fantastic opportunity to not only improve the quality of our healthcare, but also help us to live healthier lives. The market is awash with apps, though, and we have previously not been able to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.
We want to ensure that if you are using apps to look after yourselves or manage any conditions you have, or if you are looking to start using them, you can find the best and safest ones available.
For this reason, we would like to make you aware of bolton.orcha.co.uk – essentially a comparison website for health and care apps. On there you can see how an app performs along three main strands: user experience, clinical effectiveness (i.e. how well it works) and data security (because we know how seriously we all take this these days).
If your organisation gives health and care advice to citizens, your staff can also have ‘ORCHA Pro Accounts’ and recommend apps through the website’s inbuilt text and email system. To access these accounts, or collateral like banners for your websites please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: 01925 606542
Mobile Phone: 07719 530270
Our mission Is to transform the face and future of social care by offering families a choice of how and where they receive care and support with our Live-in care Service. Whether it’s through ageing or illness, when your care needs change but you still wish to live independently in your own home we can help with our bespoke care packages. Live-in care from Promedica24 is a genuine affordable alternative to living in a residential care home. It is one to one and bespoke to a person’s personality and lifestyle needs. All our carers are recruited, trained and managed by our team. We offer a Fully Managed and regulated service meaning we take care of everything and if a loved one needs personal care, support with medication or is living with Dementia we have the expertise to provide it. Our continuity of care means a carefully chosen carer can be allocated to a family and live-in the home with the client for up to 12 weeks before a rest break is needed, then a cover carer takes over for a short time before the main carer returns. This continuity means we keep the disruption to a minimum, so important to a person living with dementia and moreover this unique service allows a special bond and companionship to develop between the carer and those being supported. It makes for a totally all-encompassing type of care at home that is both safe, professional but importantly life enhancing. Families can rest easy as we have been rated as ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission too.
Phone: 01254 375023
Mobile Phone: 07419 111981
St George’s Centre
‘Supporting Adult Mental Health Since 1977’
St George’s Centre provides a safe, supportive and friendly environment designed to provide structure to the lives of adults (over 18) who experience mental health problems. We promote recovery through a range of structured social and therapeutic activities and members are given the opportunity to volunteer at the Centre in a safe and supportive environment. Members can attend the Centre on a regular daily basis or take part in specific weekly activities including Art, Cookery, Crafts, Woodwork, Tai Chi, Aerobics, Knit and Natter and Walk and Talk and Healthy Eating groups. We provide a healthy, substantial and inexpensive lunch on Tuesday to Friday (5* Food Hygiene certificate!). We also have a monthly confidential Community Liaison Session where individual members can chat to a member of the Community Mental Health Team.
New members are referred to the Centre through a health professional (this could be your GP). We are happy for people who are thinking of coming to St George’s to call in and have a chat with a member of staff so that they can decide if St George’s Centre is right for them.
Tuesday – Thursday: 9am-3.30pm
Address: St George’s Centre, United Reform Church of St Andrew & St George, St Georges Road, Bolton, BL1 2BX
Phone: 01204 397889
START Ability Services provides bespoke equality training and monitoring services for a wide variety of organisations. We have been engaging audiences from diverse backgrounds for over 20 years and provide common sense, practical advice and support to enable organisations to remove any barriers to the participation of disabled people.
Due to our extensive knowledge base and understanding of the complexities of health and social care settings and processes, we have supported the integration of numerous health and social care organisations, using the principles of co-production to facilitate positive change. We have also been able to use this expertise to support individuals with complex health and social care needs and their families to navigate the difficulties associated with gaining effective and appropriate support.
Additionally, as we are an organisation led by experienced “real life” researchers, we have also carried out research on issues relating to the employment and self employment of disabled people, producing reports that are accessible to a wide variety of audiences (including in policy documentation and Easy Read formats for people with learning difficulties). The final aspect of our work focuses specifically on the impact of impairments and long term health conditions on work opportunities. To this end, we host the Association of Disabled Professionals and their Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Network. Indeed, our combined partnership at www.workhelpline.uk is able to offer a number of services to individuals and organisations, in relation to both employment and self employment.
Address: 21 Shrewsbury Rd, Bolton, BL1 4NW
Main Office Phone: 01204 480075
Work Helpline: 01204 431638
Fax: 01204 431638
The Listening Service at Zac’s Youth Bar
The Listening Service is a free service for young people aged 11-18. We offer one-to-one support for young people who are experiencing low level mental health difficulties either in-person or through Facebook chat. We are not counsellors, but friendly youth-workers with Psychology-based backgrounds who can offer a safe supportive environment where we will listen without passing judgements. We strive to help all young people in the Bolton area to reach their full potential. Contact us either by phone or email to refer a young person to our service, or message the Facebook page if you are a young person! As a youth centre, we also provide group sessions for young people ages 10-18 (including SEND), the contact details above can also be used to enquire about our group sessions.
Address: 71 Market Street, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7NS
Phone: 01204 706200
The Psychological Therapy Service (Bolton IAPT)
We are a NHS service, that provides free, confidential talking therapies to adults 16 years and above who may be experiencing an anxiety or depression related difficulty. Our service would benefit people who feel ready to make changes to improve their emotional health and wellbeing, using evidence based interventions. Options include face to face appointments or groups.
‘It’s okay to not be okay’ sometimes but you do not have to continue to face these difficulties alone.
Address: Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service, 33 Victoria Square, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1RJ
Phone: General Enquiries – 01204 483100
To make a referral by contacting Single Point of Access – 01204 483101
Fax: 01204 383280
WAVE Adventure Bolton
Address: The Greenhouse Project, 2 Northwood Crescent, Bolton, BL3 5SE
Phone: 07583 833460
Please click on the link below for more information about WAVE Adventure Bolton