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No matter what you are experiencing, there are services in your local area to help you when you are struggling.

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If you’re feeling suicidal and need help, click on your area to find local support. You can find national support and helplines here.

Please note that due to current Government guidance, the services listed may not be offering face to face support. Many of these service will be offering support over the phone, by email or by video calls. Please be aware that opening times may also be different.

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Dad Matters

Helping dads have successful relationships with their families and support with anxiety, stress and mental health issues.

Men’s Sheds

A place to meet like-minded people and someone to share your worries with. Aims to reduce isolation and help men deal with mental health challenges.

NHS 111

Call 111 if you need help urgently for your mental health, but it's not an emergency. They will tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.


Call 116 123 if you need to talk to someone. As well as being available by phone, email or text, you can speak to trained volunteers in person in Bolton town centre.

Single Point Of Access (SPOA)

If you need help with your mental health, Bolton Psychological Therapies delivers therapy based on your preferred outcome and needs. Contact SPOA to self-refer.

Silverwellbeing Therapy Service

Confidential therapeutic services for people who want to self-refer rather than talk to their GP or healthcare worker.


A 24/7 confidential text service for people who are in crisis. Text GMBolton to 85258 to speak to someone.

Women’s Wellbeing Club

Peer support community group for women run by volunteers. The Bolton group meet every Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm at The Chetham Arms.

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Information and services for people who are struggling to cope, wanting to find out how to help someone or are looking for bereavement support.