BIG in Mental Health
  • The Restart room, Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ
    BL9 0EZ
BIG is a non-profit, user led charitable organisation which serves mental health service users in the community. It also promotes good recovery and is open to any adult in Bury with a mental health issue.

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?

  • Runs support groups
  • Provides information and signposts service users to relevant organisations
  • Builds relationships between service users, clinicians and other professionals
  • Holds events in the community to raise awareness about mental health and reduce stigma
  • Discusses mental health services and consults with decision makers in order to make improvements
  • Prevents isolation by providing opportunities for people to make friends, share experiences and gain mutual support
  • Teaches people about mental health, improving knowledge and understanding, enabling them to manage their own illness



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.

Anxiety & Depression Group

Do you suffer from anxiety?
At our support groups we share our experiences and learn how to manage anxiety.
We meet Monday evenings at 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Meeting is held at The Restart Room, Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street Bury Bl9 0EZ

Dual Recovery Group 

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).

Recovery Group
Consultant psychiatrists along with other professionals and mental health service 
users gather together to discuss mental health issues.
We meet every Tuesday evening
6.15pm until 8.15pm at 
Bury United Reformed Church, Parsons Lane, Bury, BL9 0LY.

Drop In
Call in for a cuppa and a chat! 
Meet others who understand how you feel, are willing to listen and provide mutual support.
We meet every Friday afternoon call in anytime between 1pm and 3pm at
Bury United Reformed Church, Parsons Lane, Bury, BL9 0LY.
Come along and join in with quizzes, board games, arts & crafts.
Or just call in for a cuppa and a chat!
Meet others who understand what it is like to live with a mental health condition.
We meet every Sunday afternoon 1pm until 3pm at The Restart room, Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ

Contact Details

Bury Involvement Group

Seedfield Resource Centre,
Parkinson St,

0161 222 4005

To email Bury Involvement Group or to visit the website please use the links at the top of this page.

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BIG in Mental Health, The Bury-based Mental Health Charity, provide weekly Recovery Group sessions to assist individuals with their mental health recovery. Read article