The Bridge is a mental health recovery centre for people experiencing mental health issues that aims to break social isolation and promote social inclusion. It provides a safe environment with a range of therapeutic activities focused on mental and physical wellbeing. This includes one to one support with a key worker to help identify your needs, develop support plans, build coping strategies and review your progress on a regular basis. It is also possible to access the Bridge's services on a drop-in basis.
The Bridge's activities and groups cover subjects including arts and crafts, massage, yoga, mindfulness, music, fitness, creative writing and hairdressing. They also run social groups, ESOL classes, groups specifically for women, men or Asian women, and provide a venue for other organisations to hold groups. These activities are either free, can be paid for yourself or with a Personal Budget – the Bridge can provide support in applying for and using a Personal Budget.
Service users are encouraged to take a role in running The Bridge (where appropriate), whether by helping to support its day-to-day running, run groups and activities or provide peer support.
Finally, the Bridge's Food for Thoughts Café is available on site, providing fresh and healthy food prepared by recovery trainees. Clients and members of the public are invited to eat, drink and socialise here, and find out more about local mental health support and information.
Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, Harrow, HA3 5BD
Rethink Mental Illness
There is a waiting list for services, which is longer if you require key work support – get in contact for more details
Who is it for:
Anyone who lives in Harrow, is 18 or over and has a mental illness
Interpreting can be arranged, please get in contact for more information
Wheelchair access, accessible toilet, induction loop
Some services are free, others incur a small cost or can be covered by a Personal Budget
How to apply:
Self referral or referral by a professional
Harrow and Wealdstone (Bakerloo, National Rail, Overground)
There is plenty of parking in the leisure centre opposite