“The help I have received from Bridge has made me want to help others”
Bridge is a substance misuse programme based in Northampton but working throughout the county.
Primarily, Bridge is a mentoring programme that offers physical and other activities to its members either alongside or independent of a mentoring relationship.
Our aim is to help Bridge members deal with their substance misuse by providing practical support in relation to social aspects which impact negatively on their lives.
We believe that people who have experienced substance misuse problems have a role to play in helping others.
How we help
For our mentoring programme, we recruit, train and supervise volunteers who have had drug or alcohol problems themselves, or close contact with people who have.
They act as mentors or support workers to clients with drug or alcohol problems.
As well as offering members the opportunity to engage with a mentor, we have developed, and constantly review, a programme of physical and other activities that are available to members.
We believe that physical and other activities can be a useful aid to recovery.
Fun was what it was! We played football, rounders and volleyball. We had a lovely lunch. But the best thing today was that we got to see so many members and all having a great time together. Lots of laughing and smiling. So many positive comments about how we all...
A great time was had by all staff, volunteers, members and furry friends who took part in The Big Walk to raise funds for, and awareness of, the charity, Shelter. Those from Corby walked locally on 9 December and those from Wellingborough and Northampton took part in...
Dan Ward, our Housing and Employment Advisor at Northampton Bridge, sadly passed away on 30th July 2020. In memory of Dan, the ETE room at Northampton Bridge was renamed the Dan Ward Room and has recently been completely refurbished with fresh bright paint, new...
Bridge is delighted to announce that it was nominated and awarded the Rose of Northamptonshire Award aimed to recognise and celebrate the hard work and determination of those who have helped their communities and those most at risk during the pandemic. This Award is...