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What’s happening near you to aid Recovery

Recovery is a loose term, but in the mental health-aid industry it is "the" term. It is the goal we strive for for all our patients, in an effort to…

April 11, 2018
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What’s happening near you to aid Recovery

Recovery is a loose term, but in the mental health-aid industry it is "the" term. It is the goal we strive for for all our patients, in an effort to help them recover from their symptoms or learn how to deal with living with a medical illness. Our goal is…

By Polly Morgan
April 11, 2018
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Holistic Recovery for Good Mental Health and Well-being

There are many elements involved in a healthy recovery from mental health illness.  Medication from mental health services is often, but not always, the foundation for this recovery. But after stabilising through psychiatric intervention, many patients are left wondering – what now? With so many components to recovery, how does…

By Polly Morgan
March 14, 2018
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Mental health campaigners: Changing the landscape

In the last few years, the media has been speaking loud on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing and this long-awaited change cannot come too soon. Many mental health campaigners are now speaking out and changing the landscape forever. What they are saying and doing significantly reduces the public-perceived…

By Polly Morgan
January 26, 2018
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Bridge Support wins Digital Leadership award at Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2018

Bridge are delighted to have won the Digital Leadership category in the Best of Royal Greenwich Business Awards 2018. We offer our congratulations to all well-deserving entrants in the awards. Our charity were also finalists in the Social Enterprise category for our ground-breaking, newly opened and successful Stir Cafe in Woolwich, South East…

By Polly Morgan
January 23, 2018
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Childhood Mental Illness: How Parents can Spot Early Signs and Access Help

Children in the UK are facing a mental health crisis. Last year alone over 50,000 children and young people contacted Childline seeking help for severe mental health problems, and the Children's Commissioner estimates that as many as 800,000 children are battling other kinds of mental illness. A recent survey conducted by the NASUWT union…

By Polly Morgan
December 15, 2017
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Peer support is vital in mental health recovery

There are a lot of buzzwords regarding mental health recovery that are bandied around. Mental health and wellbeing has never been bigger in the national media with the Young Royals championing the cause with their hugely successful Heads Together campaign. However, one key component that Bridge Support has found to be…

By Polly Morgan
December 6, 2017
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Mental health initiatives from around the world

Mental health deserves global attention. Did you know that approximately one in four adults will experience a diagnosable mental illness during their lifetime? What’s more, mental health disorders don’t discriminate. Your race, religion, ethnicity, age and economic status don’t matter. And battling mental illness can be a long and hard road to…

By Polly Morgan
October 25, 2017
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Student Claudia shares her journey at the College

Our inspirational student Claudia has shared her wonderful journey since joining the College with the newsletter from the Stables carer’s centre in Charlton. Read more here on Page 2: The Stables Newsletter

By Polly Morgan
July 12, 2017
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Bridge featured in news from leading providers’ Association

The Association of Mental Health Providers is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. Their Policy and Member Support Adviser, Carey Bamber, has continued her visits to members, with her most recent visit being to our charity Bridge. Read her assessment of our…

By Polly Morgan
July 5, 2017
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Woolwich Recovery College goes for gold with their knitting

The Recovery College on Angelsea Road, Woolwich, South East London, has had students rising to an unusual challenge in their knitting class. The Recovery College provides a full prospectus of courses and workshops for people who are currently or have previously lived with mental illness. The range of subjects include…

By Polly Morgan
May 8, 2017
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