Mental Health

Mental health is one part of our overall health; it is something which we all have. It includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing and can affect the way we think, feel and behave. As with our physical health, we can at times experience difficulties and problems with our mental health, such as symptoms of anxiety and depression. (Please click the link to the NHS website for more information about mental health). Mental health – NHS (

If you are experiencing difficulties or have any concerns regarding your mental health and wellbeing, it is important to seek support. 

Non-urgent advice: Important Notice

If you need urgent physical health care or an urgent mental health assessment, then you should attend A&E

For any other concerns about your mental health and wellbeing there are a range of local options to choose from:

  • Book an appointment with a GP or the Mental Health Practitioner
  • Self-refer to Bolton Single Point of Access for counselling/talking therapy
  • BAND Family Action
  • MHIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team)
  • Bolton Listening Lounge 

Contact Details:

Book an appointment with a GP or the Mental Health Practitioner:

To get help from a MH Practitioner you will need to complete an online consultation form or book an appointment online via the NHS App or the GP Practice website. You will expect to hear back from the surgery within x no days either by phone or text

Bolton Single Point of Access:

Phone: 01204 483101

BAND Family Action:

Phone: 0808 802 6666

Text: 07537 404 282

Email: [email protected]


Bolton Listening Lounge: [Please call/email us ahead of visiting. We are open 7 days a week 3pm – 10pm]:

Phone: 01204 917739

Andy Man’s Club: (peer support for men) Toughsheet Community Stadium, Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6JW – meet every Monday at 7pm  


Phone: 01204 365677