Our Impact

How our work makes a difference to lives

At Bridge, we have over 30 years’ experience of working with people with enduring mental health conditions to improve their lives and become the very best of themselves. We have grown to become one of the largest provider of mental health and wellbeing services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We see the impact of our work every day in improvements in our clients’ lives and wellbeing. In a client feedback survey, 92% of clients believe that Bridge support addresses their needs and 95% know what to do or who to talk to if they have a problem or concern.


At the Recovery Place, the clients’ wellbeing is always at the heart of what we do, which has a profoundly positive impact on the clients’ recovery. Evaluation of the Recovery College has found a great impact on the wellbeing of the community. The college is now in its third year of operation. Over 1,000 students are enrolled at the college, which exceeds minimum service standards.


We see beyond any diagnosis to work holistically with the whole person, their aspirations and dreams for their life. 60% of students report an increased level of confidence as a direct result of attending the college. 20% of students go on to employment or volunteering and 41% go on to training, education and higher qualifications.


It is estimated that £6.5billion of public expenditure is spent each year in London dealing with mental ill-health. It is evaluated that the benefit of the College has been to mitigate the impact of depression and anxiety to a saving of £0.78 million.


Further impact of our work can be seen through our spectrum of Mental Health First Aid Courses. Mental ill health in the workplace is costing the UK economy an estimated £70 billion per year. Mental Health First Aid can help to reduce this shocking statistic by training your business to offer expert assistance to anyone experiencing a mental health difficulty.


Through our many years of experience, and our bespoke services, we are ideally placed at the heart of the community to welcome even more people with diverse needs wanting to improve their mental wellbeing.