Bridge | Nau Mai Haere Mai
The Salvation Army Bridge provides a range of effective support services that help reduce the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs in people's lives.
We provide tāngata whaiora (people seeking wellness) and their whānau (family) with a safe place to belong where personal choice is encouraged and supported. We provide recovery information and practical tools communicated in meaningful ways which are culturally appropriate that supports healthy wellbeing.
Bridge services are supported by a range of professional kaimahi (staff) who bring a combination of clinical knowledge, cultural worldviews, and lived experience who work with our tāngata and whānau to provide a variety of wrap-around support services.
The University of Otago study Testing the Bridge (2015) found that the Bridge services provided evidence-based, world-class treatment and continuing care for people affected by their harmful use of alcohol or other drugs (Testing the Bridge 2015).
Why choose the Bridge
The Bridge is recovery-focused using a range of evidence-based approaches to reduce the physical, physiological and social harm that results from the use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
Here at the Bridge, we are also committed to supporting people who experience co-existing mental health challenges and take a kaupapa whānau (working with other services) approach in working together to support the well-being of our tāngata whaiora.
How we can help you
Our culturally safe programme will give you:
- Alcohol and other drugs education
- Personal goal setting
- Harm minimisation strategies
- Spiritual awareness
- Communication skills for healthy relationships
- Introduction to the 12 Steps
- Group work and weekly one-on-ones
- Relapse prevention
- Individual recovery plans upon completion