Local Carer Groups

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Bolton Groups

Name Description Contact
Asian Elders Resource Centre Provide day care and support for Asian people and their carers. Tel: 01204 651 123 or  www.aercbolton.co.uk
BAND Family Support Group Support and social activities in the school holidays where at least one parent or guardian has mental health problems and children of school age or under. Tel: 01204 546070
BCOM Counselling Service BCOM Counselling Service offers free, private & confidential counselling for: Traumatic experiences; drugs related issues; depression; relationship difficulties; anger management; bereavement; alcohol related issues; anxiety; concerns about work; low self esteem). Tel: 01204 363680, 01204 362639 or email: counselling@thebcom.org
Bolton Carers Support Bolton Carer Support provide information and support to carers as well as providing a quarterly newsletter for carers.

Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 2LW.

The Bolton Carers Support Helpline is 01204 363056 (helpline open 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Bolton Carers Support is available 9am - 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Visit www.boltoncarers.org.uk to sign up to receive their newsletter and promote within the local team. You can also email Zoe Hill, Outreach Worker, at zoe@boltoncaresupport.co.uk.

Bolton Hearing Voices Group Bolton Hearing Voices Group is a weekly self-help group for people who hear voices or are interested in different perspectives on voice hearing.

Every Thursday between 10.30am and 12.30pm. at Mental Health Independent Support Team, 30 Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 4AP.

Contact GMMH on 01204 463250 or email: clare.sharkey@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Contact MhIST on 01204 527200 or email judith.sumner@mhist.co.uk

Bolton Older Carers Project Bolton Older Carers Project provides support for older carers offering emergency respite in the home following a crisis, and help accessing the support you need to continue caring. If you are over 60 years old, living with the person you care for and living in Bolton you qualify to take part. Please contact Bolton Crossroads on 01204 365025 or email bolton@gmcrossroads.co.uk.
Carers Cafés – Bolton Carers Support For any carer who wants to enjoy a coffee and chat with other carers the following Carers Cafes have now been established:
  • Burnden Park Asda, first Tuesday of every month, 11am - 12 noon. Meet in the Customer Café at Asda Burnden Park, Manchester Road, BL3 2QS.
  • Thicketford Centre, first Wednesday of every month, 2pm - 3pm. Meet in the first floor meeting room, Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Tonge Moor.
  • Morrisons, Lea Gate, Harwood, BL2 3HN, second Monday of every month 10.30am to 11.30am. Sign in at Customer Service Desk and meet in the Community Meeting Room.
  • Wetherspoons (The Robert Shaw), Market Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AN, third Monday of every month, 11am to 12pm. Meet inside.
Contact Bolton Carers Support for further information and for details of other cafes being arranged in Bolton. www.boltoncarersupport.org.uk.
Dementia Carers Programme Christopher Davidson, Nurse Specialist in Dementia at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, is running a number of learning sessions for carers of people living with dementia. For more information, please contact Christopher. Email: christopher.davidson@ boltonft.nhs.uk, or Tel: 01204 390390 Extension number: 4338.
Dementia Support Group - Thicketford Carers Centre  

Contact: The Dementia Support Group, Carers Resource, Thicketford Centre, Bolton, BL2 2LW Tel: 01204 386696 or email: dementiasupportgroup@googlemail.com.

Website: www.allcommunity.co.uk/dementiasupportgroup

Making Space  

Carer Support Service. Contacts: Making Space Carer Support Worker Laurent Fernandez-Moreno J2 Ward Room 35, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR

Tel: 01204 390 744 or Email: Laurent.Fernandez@makingspace.co.uk

Making Space Carer Support Worker Mike Winstanley Bentley House CMHT, Viking Works, Weston Street, Bolton, BL3 2RX

Tel: 01204 544 640 or Email: Mike.Winstanley@makingspace.co.uk

MHIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team) MHIST provides groups, counselling, befriending and advocacy for both service users and carers. Tel: 01204 527200 Address: 30 Chorley New Road, Bolton
New group supporting younger people (aged under 65) who are living with dementia and those who care for them The Kings Head Pub, Junction Road, Deane Monday from 7 – 9pm. Please ring to confirm attendance and for catering purposes. Bolton Dementia Support: 01204 386696 or email: boltondsg@gmail.com
Simeon Counselling Service Simeon Counselling Service offers people the opportunity to talk through their feelings in a confidential, peaceful and sensitive environment. Tel: 01204 387363 or email: simeoncentre@btconnect.com
South Asian Carers Group   Tel: 01204 366347
Time out for carers Horwich Resource Centre Monthly on a Saturday afternoon from 2 – 3.30pm Cost: £5 Please contact Jackie Furby, Phoenix Holistics,to book your place. 07879 076357 or  phoenixholistics@gmail.com
Welfare Rights Advice line open from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Tel: 01204 333820

Bolton Carer Listening Event

Do you look after or care for a loved one or friend with mental health issues?

Greater Manchester Mental Health Services would welcome your feedback on the services we provide in Bolton during a Carer Listening Event.  This event will provide us with valuable feedback as to how we can continue to improve the services we deliver.

The event takes place on Tuesday 25 April from 11am to 3pm at The Bolton Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton, BL1 1SB.

As well as feedback opportunities there will be yoga, lunch and refreshments throughout, plus some competition prizes.

For further information, please call Suzanne Grundy on 01204 390744.