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“The challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months have reiterated the importance of wellbeing.
“Due to life events outside of Covid (serious injuries sustained in a bike accident and the loss of my dad), I know my mental wellbeing has been on something of an extreme rollercoaster ride since February 2020 with my mood dipping very low on a couple of occasions.
 
“Thanks to a prompt by a friend and colleague, I asked for help.
 
“Guided and supported by a professional, my mental wellbeing has greatly improved and I’m in a good place with resilience building.
 
“Asking for help is possibly one of the bravest things anyone can do and that journey to improved wellbeing may start from talking with a friend or colleague.” 

Colin Hughes
(Now retired, Colin was previously our Neighbourhood Services Team Leader).
 

Why not choose today to have a small conversation about mental health? What about asking a family member, friend or colleague how their day’s going? Or perhaps take a moment to tune into how you’re feeling? It has the power to make a big difference.
 
There are many services ready to support you if you’d like some help.
 
Thanks to Bolton Council and health partners for providing this information:
• Single Point Of Access (SPOA) can help with anxiety or depression. Please contact SPOA on 01204 483101 or via their online portal at https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/bolt.html.
 
• Silverwellbeing Therapy Service is available on 01204 917745 or email silverwellbeing@1pointbolton.org.uk.
 
Samaritans are here for you to listen in confidence and without judgement 24 hours a day. Contact them on 116 123 (Freephone) or email jo@samaritans.org.
 
• Helpful information if you’re having suicidal thoughts or worried about someone else, here - http://www.shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/
 
• Greater Manchester Bereavement Service - phone 0161 983 0902 Mondays to Friday 9am-5pm, and Wednesdays 9am-8pm, or visit https://greater-manchester-bereavement-service.org.uk/.
 
• Kooth offers online counselling for children and young people in Bolton 11 to 25 years old, visit www.kooth.com. 
 
• Bolton’s Mental Health Microsite for Children and Young People - Bekindtomymind was produced with young people in Bolton and provides a directory of local services available to support young people’s mental health.
To find out more and to watch the campaign video go to  www.bekindtomymind.co.uk.
 
Please note: opening times may vary, so double check with the service provider before getting in touch.
 
Please remember, our UCAN centre teams can help with a variety of matters or concerns. Though our centres aren’t open because of Coronavirus precautions, we’re only a phone call or page click away.
 
Find our UCAN Centre contact details here. www.boltonathome.org.uk/find-a-ucan
 

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