Mental health services

Best Choices is a recovery-focused service.

  • Supporting you to access community, leisure, voluntary or employment opportunities
  • Promoting well-being, self-esteem, confidence, choice and independence
  • Working with you to explore, identify and achieve your personal goals

Our service is built around group and one-to-one support based on your individual needs and interests.


Develop your personal and practical skills and interests including:

  •  Allotment
  • Anxiety management
  • Arts and crafts
  • Basic English literacy for speakers of other languages
  • Computing and technology
  • Cookery
  • Drama and music
  • Employment workshop
  • Health, sport & fitness
  • Relaxation techniques

Community activities

We can provide support to access opportunities in your community.  This is based around your personal interests and goals but, if you aren’t sure where to start, we have knowledge of a range of organisations and projects, many of which provide an opportunity to build on the work you may have already done within our groups.

Paid and voluntary employment

We can work with you to:

  • Identify employment, voluntary work and work experience opportunities that interest you
  • Identify your employment-related training needs
  • Complete job searches, CV's and application forms
  • Practice interview techniques
  • Support you in the workplace in the initial stages of a new role
  • Support you in the workplace, including liaison with your employer, if your current employment is at risk of breaking down
  • Provide advice about additional support you may be entitled via national programmes including 'Permitted work' (earn without affecting sickness-related benefit entitlement) and 'Access to work' (financial support to meet employment needs e.g. travel costs, specialist equipment).

Who will I work with?

Everyone who comes to our service will work with a named key worker from our team of experienced and approachable staff.  Your key worker will be your main point of contact with the service and will support you to identify and achieve your goals.

How can I access these services?

If you are over 16 and live in Bolton, you can ask your mental health Care Coordinator to refer you to our service by contacting us on 01204 337523.