Children, young people & families
Bridges services for children, young people, and families offer early intervention for mental health issues through individual case management, information and advice, referrals, family plans targeted programs of support.
What we offer
Bridges offers interventions for children and young people between the ages of 0 and 25. These clients may be displaying early signs of mental health issues, like anxiety and/or depression.
Our specialist team of mental health professionals and social workers provide an opportunity for children and young people to discuss their concerns in a safe and supportive environment.
Bridges will work with families through offering support to ensure the young person’s needs are met. We will work with the young person to build their self-confidence, resilience, and address any negative of self-defeating behaviours.
The family unit involvement in this process comes with addressing the child's and/or young person’s needs. This is vital, to ensure that everyone in the family unit is heard, there are opportunities to share concern, resolve issues, build skills and capacity to deal with conflict and/or adversity as part of everyday life.
The Bridges team understand the importance of a positive, healthy upbringing. Moreover, we understand how this contributes to an individual’s mental health over their lifetime.
Through working with children and young people across a variety of stages of their upbringing, we can provide interventions that build resilience and strong mental health.
To ensure our clients are comfortable in sharing their experiences, we provide a safe and judgement-free space.
Our goal is to support children and young people. We do this by listening to their concerns, validating their feelings, and providing a safe environment where they can learn coping, problem solving, build resilience, and self-worth.
Bridges is culturally sensitive and has Indigenous cultural support workers available.
Our services and programs
Bridges Child, Youth, and Family community mental health team provides a range of services for our clients. These include:
Family Mental Health Support Services – North and South Burnett
For children and young people aged between 0 and 18 who are showing early signs of mental health issues.
This service receives funds from the Department of Social Services.
Youth Support Services – North Burnett
For children and young people aged between 8 to 21.
This service receives funds from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services – North Burnett, Wide Bay, and the Fraser Coast
For children and young people aged from 12 years old.
This service receives funds from Queensland Health, and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.
Breakthrough For Families Queensland
Information and support services for family members impacted by someone’s problematic alcohol and/or other drug issues.
This service receives funds from Queensland Health.
Refer to the service
The Bridges Child, Youth and Family mental health service receives self-referrals, or referrals from other agencies or parents and caregivers where consent is granted.
To start your journey, contact us about the Bridges Child, Youth and Family services. Ph: 1300 707 655
Clients who receive these services from Bridges do not need to pay any fee.
These Bridges services receive funding from the Department of Health, Department of Social Services: YSS, Community Services Funding Branch, and the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN.