We've been committed to the community of Wide Bay Burnett since 1998.
Our missionAbout usOur staffOur governanceWhere we offer services
To improve the health, social and economic outcomes for people of all ages and communities.
Bridges Health & Community Care (Bridges) is the Wide Bay’s longest established, leading provider of community-based mental health and drug and alcohol services.
We offer a range of interventions from psychological services, care coordination for people with serious mental illness and complex needs, through to counselling for youth, adults, families and carers. We offer training and mental health promotion services to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness, drugs and alcohol and to reduce stigma and discrimination.
Our staff have qualifications and experience in either mental health or alcohol and other drugs, or both. We have several staff whom identify as having lived experience of mental illness or substance misuse, we also employ cultural workers and intentional peer support workers.
Our organisation is designed to ensure that all programs have sufficient support, expertise and resources to deliver predetermined outcomes within budget, satisfy reporting and evaluation requirements and to operate within the parameters of our policies and procedures.
The Board and Senior Management are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff that includes continued professional development, clinical supervision, clinical governance and regular performance reviews.
Bridges is a public company limited by guarantee and a registered not-for-profit. We are governed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission and Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Our Board consists of representatives with qualifications and experience in law, business, finance, marketing, governance and community development.
Bridges operates from a variety ofmodern and refurbished premises in:
Bridges provides satellite services in: