Single Point of Access (SPOA)
About the service
The Single Point of Access at Bolton is based at the 33 Victoria Square in Bolton town centre. The service accepts referrals from General Practitioners and other health and social care professionals for service users with mental health and psychological needs.
Members of the public can self-refer for talking therapies to help with anxiety and depression-related difficulties.
The function of the Single Point of Access team is to take referrals and to direct them to the most appropriate service.
You can contact the Single Point of Access Team by telephone on 01204 483101 from 9am to 9pm.
Or for those wishing to self-refer online can follow this link https://www.iaptportal.co.uk/bolt.html
https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/service/the-sanctuary-bolton/ if you are struggling to cope and would like support through a crisis
https://kooth.com/ free, anonymous online support for young people (aged 11-25 years if living in Bolton)
https://www.thecalmzone.net/ for males wishing to seek support, who are down or feel in crisis