“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.
On 8th November we held a Health and Wellbeing day at Bridge. It was a huge success with many services offered, including; Flu/Covid Vaccines, Stop Smoking Service, Health Checks, Hep C Testing and so much more! More than 40 people made good use of the services today,...
Volunteers of the Month October 2023 Adam has been awarded volunteer of the month for October 2023. Adam is a Recovery Support Volunteer at Northampton Bridge. Adam has been a huge support to our members, offering support and has attended appointments...
Volunteers of the Month September 2023 Some great work this month across the board from our volunteers at Bridge. Our volunteers play a huge part in the work that we do. This month we have 3 volunteers of the month: David has been awarded volunteer of the...