Bridges Health & Community Care
PO Box 4
Phone: 1300 707 655
Fax: (07) 4152 2107
Our mental health recovery service is designed for people (aged 16 years and over) with a moderate to severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe and persistent depression and/or anxiety.
The aims of mental health psychosocial rehabilitation are to promote recovery and reduce the impacts (for example social isolation, loss of employment, relationship problems or relapse) that may accompany a mental illness. In this way, mental health rehabilitation is similar to rehabilitation for a physical condition.
Bridges Mental Health Recovery Programs offers 3 types of assistance
How can I get assistance?
Entry to Bridges Mental Health Recovery Service is via referral from a service provider or you can self refer. Please phone us on 1300 707 655 or direct on 4154 2300 if you require assistance with this process.
All new clients meet with a Mental Health Recovery worker to discuss their needs and advised of the range of services we have on offer. If you are interested in attending our day centre a tour is offered at the time of appointment or another convenient time. This tour provides further information on what happens at the centre and and the benefits it may provide to you. If you wish, you are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.
Before you commence in on or more of our programs, we will undertake a comprehensive assessment to gather a range of information that will assist in determining the level and type of support you require.
All consumers complete a Wellness Plan to clarify the goals they wish to achieve and the steps required to make those goals happen. Goals typically relate to employment, education, managing your mental illness, relationships and other lifestyle issues.
The recovery process involves you working alongside our trained staff and other consumers to achieve the goals that you have set for yourself. We recognise the episodic nature of mental illness and our open door approach allows you to progress at your own pace and in your own way.
Bridges offers two levels of rehabilitation/recovery at the centre:
We have four work units that you may choose to participate in:
Our trained staff can provide:
All mental health services are free.
Take a virtual tour of our facility or contact us to make a time to visit personally
To make a referral or for more information regarding this service,
please contact Bridges on 1300 707 655