News and events News Our Disability Employment Service is more than what you may think… The Bridges DES team strives to help those who choose to work with us life their best life. This is across all Bridges services and programs; we are focused on building independence and resilience to ensure you can live a life that feels good. To better service our community, Bridges Disability Employment Service (DES) is collaborating with our specialist mental health and alcohol and other drugs clinicians. You may know that our employment consultants understand mental health conditions and psychiatric disabilities and are here to walk with you through your job search. Bridges Disability Employment Service now has a collaborative link with both mental health and alcohol and/or other drug clinicians to support our consultants and those engaged in the service. For everyone engaged with Bridges DES, this means that you will have even easier linkage with specialist mental health clinicians who specialise in counselling, and alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD). We understand that you may have barriers that require mental health and/or AOD clinical specialty. This collaborative service will be made available to all Bridges DES clients. The Bridges team is excited about this deeper collaboration and it’s positive impacts on our community. Whilst this update to our service will ensure the outcome of those who choose to work with us, the underpinning Bridges approach is still the same. To learn more about the Bridges DES service, read here. What hasn’t changed Bridges services still operate under the ‘No Wrong Door’ policy, which means we won’t turn you away. The Regional Queensland Community chooses Bridges for their employment services because of our: Focus on your strengths, abilities, and recovery Team who understands mental health and psychiatric disabilities Easy access to Bridges complimentary services Ability to coordinate training to help you build your skills Help you meet participation requirements Employers throughout the region choose to engage with Bridges services because of our: Customer service Proven experience in helping employers grow their team with permanent part time team members Ability to work with individuals who are genuinely ready to step into stable work Ability to offer support to ensure a smooth and positive experience If you’re ready to take the next step, make sure you consult with your Services Australia customer service representative to ensure you are eligible for this service.