Support for your wellbeing

The Bury Directory

Provides useful information, advice and details of services that can help you look after your physical and emotional wellbeing through The Bury Directory - Health and wellbeing digital hub.

The Directory also has further information about keeping well this winter: The Bury Directory - Winter well.

Bury Adult Learning Service

Offers free courses for adults (19+) who are experiencing anxiety or low mood to improve mental wellbeing Course guides.

The Getting Help Helpline

A confidential helpline available for all residents who are experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing, including that caused by economic hardship. It is available Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm, offering non-clinical support from experienced call handlers. The helpline is 0161 464 3679.

You can also communicate with trained volunteers (supported by clinical supervisors) by text message, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, simply by texting GMBury to 85258.

Further support

Information about broader support on mental wellbeing available in Bury and across Greater Manchester is available at Support for mental health and wellbeing and at Health and wellbeing.

Staying well

If you are over 50 years of age, live and are registered with a GP in the borough and not in receipt of adult care support, you can receive support from the Staying Well Team. A Staying Well Coordinator will contact you to arrange to visit you at home and have a chat with you about your health and wellbeing. If you prefer, we can have these conversations over the telephone instead.

For more information visit: Staying well or telephone 0161 253 5151.

Warm spaces

Find a warm welcome across the borough this winter with a whole range of activities. Catch up with other people, get advice about cost of living, help with getting jobs, support for carers, social activities from sewing to games, learning and training courses in a warm, safe, inviting, and friendly environment. See: The Bury Directory - Warm spaces Bury.

Health and wellbeing support for armed forces personnel

See: Health and wellbeing support for armed forces personnel.

Bury VCFA social prescribing service

Helps improve health and wellbeing by connecting people to the many voluntary and community activities in Bury. The service is confidential and free for anyone aged 18 and over and registered with a GP - telephone 0161 518 5550.