Bury Involvement Group, or BIG in Mental Health, is a charitable organisation which serves mental health service users in the local community.
BIG is a non-profit, user-led group which aims to promote good mental health recovery. The charity is the only independent mental health group in Bury and offers open access to any adult with any form of mental health issue. If you are suffering with anxiety or depression, BIG are here to help you.
BIG consists of service users who meet as support groups in Bury to discuss issues in mental health and influence service developments, making improvements and signposting others to relevant people, groups and services.
What does BIG do?
BIG holds regular support groups and offer a safe, welcoming environment. These meetings are free and have three main sections - anxiety, mental health and recovery. There's also no need to inform BIG in advance of attending these groups, just come along.
BIG in Abstinence is for adults who are in dual recovery. If you have a mental health condition and you are also in recovery from alcohol / drug problems you may attend.
We meet every Wednesday evening 6.30pm until 8.30pm at
O.R.B., The Old Court House Tenterden Street, Bury, BL9 0AL
(Please note, as this is an abstinence group, if you turn up under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, you will not be allowed to attend).
Bury Involvement Group
0161 222 4005
To email Bury Involvement Group or to visit the website please use the links at the top of this page.
BIG groups are warm and welcoming. If you are suffering in isolation, don't! If you're anxious about going to a new group please phone up and somebody will meet you and welcome you gently into the group....
BIG helps me to share my thoughts and experiences. I can relate to what others have said and I am learning more about anxiety. This is an extremely valid and necessary service that I am relieved to have...
I enjoy listening and talking to the service users like me. I also enjoy listening to the psychiatrists. I need this support group. Age 20
It helps me to meet like-minded people and gives me hope. Age 66
All of the meetings are very useful, I benefit from contact with other service users and psychiatrists. The group is my lifeline, it is magnificent. Age 42