The Breakthrough Our Way (BOW) is a culturally appropriate arm of Breakthrough for Families program.

It provides access to free information covering basic harm reduction ideas for families, stages of change, the coexistence of drug use and mental health issues, boundaries, and ideas around how to look after yourself.

Breakthrough Our Way sessions aim to remind families of the strength they already have, and where they can go for further support.

 


Use these quick links to find your way:


 

About the Breakthrough Our Way Program

Breakthrough Our Way (BOW) provides information and education sessions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The BOW program is exclusively for peoples who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. These sessions are planned and run by Bridges Cultural Liaison and Support Workers to ensure a comfortable environment for our community.

This program is for individuals and families who are concerned about their loved one’s substance use (alcohol and/or other drugs). The team at Bridges invites you, your family, and members of our community to participate in our public sessions, or book a confidential, one-on-one with us.

 

Services Provided for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Alcohol and Drug Help

The Breakthrough Our Way program delivered by Bridges provides culturally appropriate education, facts on drugs and alcohol, strategies for families to support their loved ones, while taking care of their own needs, including:

  • Free public alcohol and other drug information sessions
  • Access and connection to Bridges Cultural Liaison Support Workers and specialist Drug and Alcohol Workers who can provide support to family members
  • Fast track referrals for Bridges drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment service, if the family member is willing to engage in treatment
  • Information and referral for further assistance to alternative health, community services and support networks.

 

Where This Program is Delivered Throughout Regional Queensland

Bridges exclusively delivers the programs in the Wide Bay-Burnett Region, including:

  • Bundaberg Region: Bundaberg, Bargara, Gin Gin, Burnett Heads
  • Fraser Coast Region: Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Granville, Tinana
  • North Burnett Region: Gayndah, Mundubbera, Monto, Eidsvold
  • Central Queensland Region: Agnes Water, Miriam Vale, Rosedale, Miara

 

Refer into the Breakthrough Our Way Program

If you wish to talk with someone about this program, you can:

  • Contact the Breakthrough Our Way Coordinator on 1300 707 655 to discuss your circumstances, including the possibility of attending a free public information session
  • Contact the Bridges Alcohol and Other Drug Intake and Advice Line to speak with a Family AOD Worker on 1800 263 274
  • Complete Bridges Referral Form and,

 

Scheduled Public Information Sessions

Bridges invites the you to attend the following public information sessions.

 

How to register

We encourage you to attend both sessions. Don’t worry if you’ve missed session one, you can still come along to session two.

Because of space and COVID restrictions, we require you to RSVP to reserve your place.

To book, please contact the Bridges Breakthrough Our Way Coordinator on 1300 707 655.

 

Funding acknowledgement

Bridges DARTS service is funded by Queensland Health: Community Services Funding Branch and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC).