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On Sunday 25th June 2017, four of our members entered the Pain and Suffering race.

 
 
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In October 2017, volunteers contributed 888 hours.

 
 

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The programme provides Positive Activities. We aim to build on the intensive programmes of supervision and treatment which are currently in place in the county, by providing activities, groups, advice and training for clients, in order to:

  • Help them constructively fill their time and develop or maintain a sense of purpose.
  • Improve their health and well being.
  • Address their problems.
  • Increase their employability.

In light of the above, we have developed a programme of physical and other activities that will be available to all members. These activities are outlined below:

  • Acupuncture
    Auricular Acupuncture is a complimentary therapy that stimulates acupuncture points on the outer ear by administering needles. This can be helpful with withdrawal symptoms, cravings, sleep problems, stress, anxiety and depression. (Northampton, Wellingborough and Corby).
  • Allotment
    We have an allotment over in Wellingborough that Staff, Volunteers and Members attend on Wednesdays. Click here to read the latest news...

  • Arts and Crafts
    A session for those that want to try their hand at drawing, painting or other art. (Northampton).
  • Boxercise
    A boxing orientated exercise session. (Northampton).
  • Bridge's Relapse Prevention Group
    The Relapse Prevention Group is a relaxed and friendly group that is non-structured and informal.
    The group encourages members to discuss both the positives of their recovery and any difficulties that they have or may foresee (e.g. an upcoming event that they are concerned may trigger a lapse).
    Through the help and support of the facilitators and peer support from other members, the group aims to resolve these concerns. The group aims to empower and equip individuals with tools that can be used on a regular basis to help individuals achieve their desired goal.
    We are here to listen, help and support you on your recovery. (Northampton).
  • Circuit Training
    A workout session that includes a combination of cardio and weight exercises. (Northampton).
  • Cycle Maintenance
    Practical and theory advice, as well as instruction on cycle maintenance (Northampton upon request).
  • Cycle Tours
    Bridge Northampton now run bike tours every Wednesday. Bikes and helmets provided.
  • Desert Island Discs
    Share some of your favourite songs/pieces of music and express what it means to you. (Wellingborough, Northampton and Corby).
  • Education, Training and Employment (ETE)
    Education, Training and Employment support - get help with Essay writing, English Grammar, and Reading/Writing. (Northampton).
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  • Football (Changing Goals)
    In partnership with Northampton Town's Football in the Community scheme, we run a weekly football session with a fully qualified FA Coach. We meet at the changing rooms at the Racecourse in Northampton at 11.45am until 1.30pm. Kit is available upon request. View Video
  • Gym Sessions
    In partnership with borough councils and leisure centres in Northampton, Wellingborough, Rushden, Corby and Thrapston we offer gym places to a small number of members. Alongside this service we now also have our own gym in Northampton which is free to members and is open on most afternoons of the week (see timetable).
  • Hairdressing
    We have a fully qualified hairdresser who is available to cut hair on Tuesdays. Please see the timetable for dates. (Northampton, Corby and Wellingborough).
  • Job Club/Housing Support
    Housing support is support for any Housing matter, from sustaining tenancy, tenancy disputes, housing debts to benefits. Job club is advice and information for meaningful activity to assist working towards achieving work goals.
  • Meditation
    The sessions will be of 30 - 45 minutes duration. (Northampton).
  • Women's Recovery Group
    We offer an informal chat group where members can make new friends and discuss their problems. (Northampton).
  • Qi Gong
    Qi Gong involves meditation, movement, deep breathing and is used for health and spirituality.
  • Reflexology
    Reflexology is a form of massage and manipulation of the feet. It helps to balance all the systems of the body and creates a wonderful feeling of relaxation. Foot Reflexology in combination with acupuncture can help with addictions and some of the withdrawal symptoms. (Northampton).
  • Table Tennis
    Table Tennis tables are available during opening hours. (Northampton).
  • Three Principles Focus Group
    A focus group held by a Holistic Health Practitioner. An informal group, discussing our thoughts and how they make us feel and how these feelings can affect out behaviour, opintions and life circumstances.
  • Training Events
    There are training events open to both mentors and Bridge members aimed at improving their skills and we are working with the local councils and other bodies to enable those interested to undertake courses such as F.A. coaching badges and Community Sports Leader Award.

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If you think that you could benefit from any of our activities then please ask to be referred to the project. If you are not presently involved with any other agencies then please refer yourself by contacting us.

If you have any ideas about other activities then please let us know and we will do our best to implement them.

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Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.