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SilverCloud is an online course which uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help individuals manage stress, anxiety and depression.

Solihull Parenting Programme

Free online parenting programme delivered as part of Bolton Children’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service (0-19). Use access code RIVINGTON.

Safety Plan

Staying safe provide a great online and downloadable safety plan resource which is recommended by the Greater Manchester ‘Shining a light on suicide’ campaign.


A free e-learning resource for professionals working with children and young people. This is for you if you volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children, teenagers or adults. MindEd has e-learning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.

Psychological First Aid Training

A free online three week course produced by Public Health England for any professional working with children and young people. The Psychological First Aid course focuses on children and young people’s mental health and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations.

Suicide and self-harm

Papyrus offers confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide (and anyone worried about a young person) through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.


UK charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.


Educate Against Hate provides practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.


Calm is an app for sleep and meditation. It helps you to experience better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety.

Gangs, violence and criminal exploitation

Raising awareness of criminal exploitation and what you can do if you think you or someone you know is being exploited.

Citizens Advice

Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.

Know my Rights

Find out your rights and what to do if you are asked by the police to attend a voluntary interview.

IAS Bolton

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.

Telephone: 01204 848722

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

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.

Telephone: 01204 385848