Building Recovery of Individual Dreams & Goals through Education & Support

What is the program about?
BRIDGES gives education on how to cope with mental illness and how to be active in your own treatment and recovery. Classes include talking and practising new skills. Facilitated by peers.

Who is the program for?
People living with ANY type of mental health diagnosis who want to learn more about mental illness and recovery. This program helps people with all types of mental health diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia.

How long is the group?
A 10 week program that meets once a week for 2 hours. Monthly follow-up support is available to graduates of the program.

We learn there is help and hope. We learn we are not alone.

Course Content

Week 1: Foundation of B.R.I.D.G.E.S.
Week 2: Mood disorders
Week 3: Thought disorders
Week 4: Anxiety & other disorders
Week 5: Helpful support
Week 6: Medicaions & the brain
Week 7: Problem Management
Week 8: Communicaion
Week 9: Topic chosen by class
Week 10: Advocacy

“Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times. Real hope combined with doing nothing has never pulled me through.”
– Jenni Schaefer

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do programs cost?
All BCSS programs are free!

Who runs the programs?
All programs have a minimum of 2 facilitators who are trained volunteers. Facilitators of peer programs have a mental health diagnosis themselves.

How do I sign up for a course?
Call our office at 250-868-3119 or Contact us via email.

How are programs funded?
By grants and donations. If you would like to donate money to the Kelowna branch, please call the office or donate online.