Bolton Toy Library (IThrive)
Can guide parents to find the right support, provides drop-in advice sessions, one to one support, themed activity sessions and is offering emotional wellbeing kits.
Homestart HOST (IThrive)
A team of trained local volunteers, who are all parents themselves, provide one to one support to families if they have at least one child under five.
Fortalice provides guidance and techniques to children and families who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.
Child Action Northwest (IThrive)
Child Action Northwest offers a range of therapies and activities for children and their families; facilitated via both one-to-one and group work.
Action for Children (IThrive)
Decider skills Group Work therapy to teach children and adults the skills to recognise their own thoughts and to monitor and manage their own emotions.
Bolton Wanderers mentoring (IThrive)
One to one mentoring for young people with the opportunity for each child to attend activities with their mentor as part of the support offered.
Zacs Youth Bar (IThrive)
Group and one to one mentoring focusing on preparing for the move to High School in Year 6, delivering to those living in the South of Bolton.
Beat provide a 1:1 webchat for anyone affected by an eating disorder plus helplines and email support for those who need additional help.
Bolton IAS is a statutory service that provide legally informed information, advice and support, to parents and carers who have children between birth and 25 years, with any type of SEND. We also support young people directly. We cover Education, Health and Social care. All IAS staff are qualified, skilled, and experienced in delivering information, advice and support. You can text 07467 943 495 to request a call back or use the number below.
Bolton Start Well
Start Well Children’s Centres are places where families with children can share the challenges and joys of parenthood. These centres offer a range of activities and integrated support services to help you with every aspect of parenting, so your child gets the best possible start in life. These services include information on early years and childcare provision, drop in sessions e.g. parent and child activities, and antenatal clinics and children's health services.
GM Eating Disorder Service for Young People
Assessment, treatment and support for young people with eating disorders and their families. The service promotes early detection and treatment of eating disorders through a combination of one-to-one support and family therapy, along with support from a qualified dietitian.
Urban Outreach is a Christian charity providing food for households in crisis; and person-centred support for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable adults and young people in Bolton. Established in 1990 our core aim is to be consistently dependable, creative, challenging and inspirational in the support and care we provide across our town.
IThrive 2–19 & parent peer support programmes
Help is available if a child is feeling low, anxious, or struggling with their emotions – someone to talk through what they are experiencing, information on what can help, group work and one-to-one support.
In the form of IThrive, Bolton Together has brought together seven charities to support the child and the whole family.
You will need to complete the relevant referral form to access these services:
The IThrive Programme is supported by NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Bolton Foundation Trust, and The National Lottery Community Fund.