Referral Forms

To make a referral please download, complete, and submit one of our referral forms below. 

Alternatively, you may wish to speak with one of our clinicians before documenting a referral. This may enable you to determine the most appropriate course of support that is best for you. We can take your referral over the telephone.

Bridges general enquiries number on telephone 1300 707 655 or Bridges dedicated Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment Service line 1800 263 274.  For a referral to our Justice and Advocacy Services, please contact us on 1300 707 655.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts and you're not sure what to do, contact your local Hospital and Health Service (HHS) to discuss the best course of action. Find your HHS details here.

Bridges receives hundreds of referrals annually from local Hospital & Health Services, GP's and other Community Services. We pride ourselves on delivering quality evidence-based services by non-judgmental and dedicated staff. We understand the barriers and hurdles individuals can face when struggling with mental ill-health, adversity, and stigma. The Bridges team works collaboratively across programs both within and outside our own organisation to ensure an integrated, culturally appropriate response to each individual's needs. Our 'no wrong door policy' ensures that we offer a service regardless of whether it is a drug and alcohol or mental health issue.

If you don't require hospitalisation but are in need of specialist mental health and/or drug and alcohol support in many instances, hospital staff will assess your situation and refer you to us for ongoing assistance.

If we are recommended to you, and you agree to the referral, we encourage you to contact us immediately after your assessment so  we can assist you as soon as possible.

 

Making or getting a referral

Make a referral to access our programs or services via referral form, in person, over telephone on 1300 707 655.

Many of our programs accept referrals from other health providers and community services.

Individuals can also self-refer or be referred by someone else but only with the person's consent.

In some instances, referrals to our Psychology Practice or Occupational Therapy may require Mental Health Care Plan or Enhanced Primary Care Plan from your General Practitioner.

All referrals are confidential and are reviewed by our expert clinical team .