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Since 1997...
...Bridges has demonstrated a strong commitment to the community

Our mission

Bridges mission is to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes for people of all ages, cultures and communities.

Our vision

Bridges is a leader in the design and delivery of innovative, contemporary programs and services to the Queensland communities it serves, particularly those facing adversity, marginalisation and discrimination. Bridges strives to create innovative projects to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness, drugs and alcohol.

Our values

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Honesty

  • Dignity

  • People

  • Service Excellence

  • Leadership

  • Cultural responsiveness and diversity

  • Client-centric practices

  • Inclusivity

About us

Bridges is the longest established and leading provider of community-based mental health and drug and alcohol services in the Queensland Wide Bay and Fraser Coast communities currently operating in Central Queensland; Rockhampton, Gladstone and surrounding towns as well as North and South Burnett Regions.

Services to our communities include allied health, psychological services, community-based mental health services and counselling and support programs. We also offer NDIS support services.

Bridges provides offender support services for those with experience of correctional facilities, Youth Bail Support Service, support for those living with mental illness after release from Central Queensland Correctional Centres. We also provide pre and post transition support services in the North Coast Queensland Corrective Services Catchment.

Our staff

Our dedicated and highly professional staff hold relevant qualifications and experience practicing in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, or both.


Several staff identify as having lived experience of mental illness or substance misuse.  We also employ cultural workers and intentional peer support workers.

Bridges' board and senior management team are committed to an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff. That commitment includes continued professional development, clinical supervision, clinical governance and regular performance reviews.

Our governance

Bridges is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Our board consists of representatives with qualifications and experience in law, business, finance, marketing, governance, and community development.

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