Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

There’s lots of support to help you keep fit and well in Bolton. Whether you need help to stay healthy, or you need support to work through mental health issues, there is support available.

Money matters can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. This page includes information about organisations who can help you manage your money and live well.


Bolton College - Health, Wellbeing & Confidence: Positive Steps

Bolton College offer a variety of ways to help you find positivity, relaxation and confidence in their range of courses including:

  • Bath bombs and soaps for wellbeing
  • Candle wax and melts for health and wellbeing
  • Creative arts and crafts for mental wellbeing
  • Intro to gardening for pleasure and mental wellbeing

The Mental Wellbeing Team offer a friendly and supportive environment for people who may experience mental health difficulties.

Bolton College offer educational provision in a friendly and fully-supportive environment, building your confidence and self-esteem; bringing a positive balance to your life; reducing stress; and teaching you useful coping mechanisms.

The courses can also be used as a steppingstone to mainstream courses at Bolton College, voluntary work or employment.

To find out more visit the Bolton College website.


Let’s Keep Bolton Moving

Let’s Keep Bolton Moving is here to support and encourage the people of Bolton to positively change their lives through the five way to wellbeing – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning.

There are lots of helpful resources including an interactive map to help you find groups and activities across Bolton.

Looking to volunteer? Find an opportunity on the website.

Visit the Lets Keep Bolton Moving website and start on your journey to wellness today!


BAND Bolton

BAND has over 30 years’ experience of supporting people with lived experience of a mental health condition. They work to improve the quality of their lives using Recovery Focused Approaches. With co-production at the heart of all they do, they build close relationships with the people who come to BAND. As a result, they are able to develop services that are safe, responsive and appropriate to the people who use them.

BAND’s support recognises each person’s individual circumstance and they work in a way that builds on people’s strengths.

How it works

Their recovery model recognises that people need different kinds of support at different times during their recovery and they therefore aim to provide services that:

  • Offer hands on help and guidance when people are struggling with benefits, housing, access to services etc
  • Provide support to attend appointments
  • Help to grow self-esteem and self confidence
  • Support people to understand when their symptoms have a negative impact on their lives, and to find ways to overcome this
  • Encourage and motivate people to make positive changes
  • Increase social contact with other people

They do this through:

  • Information and support (for things like benefits and housing)
  • One to one support (befriending and mentoring)
  • Shared interest and activity groups
  • Social groups
  • Life skills courses

Visit the BAND website to find out more about the services they provide.


Bolton MHIST

Bolton Mental Health Independent Support Team provide a safe and friendly place where you can work at your own pace to start your journey towards positive mental wellbeing.

Self Help Support Groups

Bolton MHIST support groups can provide you with the tools you need to get the help you need. Find out more about our groups below. Each group has its own information page which is ran by the group to give you a great insight into what they offer.

Support groups include:

  • Anxiety, depression, and self esteem
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Anxiety, depression and wellbeing

Visit the Bolton MHIST website to find out more about the services they provide


Money matters

Money Skills – Bolton Council

Money Skills offer free impartial money guidance to people who live, work or study in Bolton.

The friendly team at Money Skills can help with a wide range of areas including:

  • Money and Debt Advice
  • Energy Guidance
  • Budgeting
  • Group sessions
  • Financial wellbeing

Find out more on the Money Skills website.

Contact the team by email: or phone: 01204 33 2916


Help with Cost of Living – Bolton Council

Bolton Council has always offered a wide variety of support services for those struggling with their finances, but as prices continue to rise an increasing number of home owners and local businesses are finding it hard to make ends meet.

There are now pages on the Bolton Council website with links and support to issues such as food, energy and fuel; debt, money and benefits; housing support; jobs and skills; health and wellbeing; and support for business.

Visit the Cost of Living pages to find out more about support for you and your family.


Benefits Help

It's important to make sure that you get all the help that you're entitled to whether you are working or unemployed, sick, or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person, or a veteran. 

Try out EntitledTo's benefits calculator to find out what benefits you are eligible for. 



Support into work 

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