Since 1998, Bridges has demonstrated its commitment to the community of the Wide Bay Burnett
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Bridges is on a mission to improve the health, social, and economic outcomes for people of all ages and communities.
At Bridges, we:
Bridges Health & Community Care (Bridges) is the leading provider of community-based mental health and drug and alcohol services in the Wide Bay, and the longest established.
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 leadership has organised Bridges to ensure that all programs have sufficient support, expertise and resources to:
(a) deliver predetermined outcomes within budget, and satisfy reporting and evaluation requirements
(b) operate within the parameters of our policies and procedures
Bridges' board and senior management team have made a commitment to an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff.
That commitment 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 the 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 of modern and refurbished premises in the following areas:
Bridges also provides satellite services in these areas: