Mental Health and Wellbeing

Taking a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health in schools and colleges leads to improved pupil and student wellbeing, which, in turn, can improve learning.

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)

Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) is a new service designed to help meet the mental health needs of children and young people in primary, secondary and further education (primarily for ages 5 to 18), by providing mental health support in schools, colleges and other education settings such as alternative provision. Click on the link below for Bolton CAMHS Mental Health Support Team – bolton-mhst.

Supporting Mental Health.

Kooth & Qwell are online mental health services, providing free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing support in Bolton. is available for ages 11-25, while is available for those aged 26+. There are no costs, no waiting lists, no referrals and no criteria required to access the service, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and delivered by Kooth plc, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider.You can access peer to peer support through moderated discussion boards, and self help resources including magazine articles and activities. We also offer online text-based counselling and support from qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners, who are available from 12 noon – 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm – 10pm on weekends. You can access this support today: or

Be kind to my mind

bekindtomymind is a Bolton campaign to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Our local message to children and young people who are struggling with their mental health is that “its okay to talk” if you are struggling with your feelings and want to understand more about mental health conditions click on the link