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BLGC Targeted Youth Services currently accept direct referrals from parents, carers and young people in the Bolton and Greater Manchester area.

All of our services are free, confidential and give young people the opportunity to open up in a safe and understanding environment. We support young people up to the age of 25 in Bolton and Greater Manchester, both online and offline, through one to one support and in groups.

Making a Referral

You can either complete our referral form by clicking on the relevant link in the menu below, or if you would like to discuss whether BLGC is the right service for your child, or you need help to complete the referral form please get in touch. The best way to reach us is through e-mail at We'll get back in touch as soon as we can. Alternatively you can call our team on 01204 540100.

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You can refer yourself to us if you’re a young person or we take referrals from parents, carers and professionals.

Yes, you can refer yourself to us if you’re a young person. You can find our referral forms above. If you run into any difficulties completing this form please e-mail

You, or the young person you’re referring, needs to consent to access our services. You’ll need to confirm this when filling in our form. Our confidentiality policy explains what happens to the information you give us and what also happens if we’re worried about something you tell us.

Someone will be in touch after you’ve completed our referral form to do an assessment to see how you’re doing and find out the best way we’re able to offer support. There’s a wait list for most types of support, however there’s also a number programmes available straight away.

Once we’ve processed your referral (for face to face, video or webchat sessions) there will be a wait until we’re able to start your support. You can call our team to find out timescales according to workload

If you or the young person is concerned that their mental health has deteriorated or things have changed, please get in touch at 01204 540100 or

Emergency services

If you are concerned you may harm yourself you can contact the emergency services (999) or the NHS on 111 or get yourself to your nearest A&E department.


The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hours telephone support on 116 123 for a range of difficulties. More information is at


If you’re under 18’s Child-Line is available on 0800 1111 open 24 hours a day. More information is at


The Hopeline is open 10am-10pm for any young people experiencing suicidal thoughts on 0800 068 441 and you can visit them at

LGBT Foundation

If you’re LGBTQ+ you can ring the Foundation’s helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 10am-10pm for a range of advice on issues you may be experiencing relating to this, including a specialist service around LGBTQ+ domestic violence. Find out more at

Mindline Trans+

For trans, non-binary or gender-fluid people, Mindline offers an emotional support and mental health focused helpline available Mondays and Fridays, 8am-midnight. You can find out more at their website.

Domestic Abuse Helpline

Available 24hours a day on 0808 2000 247 for anyone experiencing or worried about domestic violence


Shout operate a 24/7 crisis support service, just text SHOUT to 85258, free on most UK Networks. You can find more about this service at


A text based service for girls and young women affected by self-harm open until 9pm on 0780 047 2908


You can chat to someone anonymously online using Childline’s 121 Support. Currently available from 7:30am till Midnight.


You can chat to someone online until 10pm at and can register with just a username for this.

The Mix

Loads of videos and articles are here on a range of difficult topics, but you can also chat to them online from 4pm until 11pm at

Mind Help Tool

Mind have an online tool to work out where you might be best going in a crisis and what things you may be able to do to cope in that moment.  You can visit their main site at too

No 93 Crisis Cafe

An out of hours friendly and supportive community space open to anyone from Manchester, Salford ,Trafford or Bolton experiencing a mental health crisis, open 8pm-1am Mon-Fri and 3pm-1am Sat & Sun and found at No.93 Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester M9 5BG   –  please call 07778012838 or 0161 271 0339 ahead of turning up.

in the UK ONE IN SIX Young People experience a mental health problem