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Mentoring+Befriending Foundation

This project is based on several ideas:

  • We believe that people who have experienced substance misuse problems have a role to play in helping others. Their experience and understanding should not be wasted when it can be used to support people trying to recover from their own substance misuse.
  • We believe that the experience and learning that mentors gain should be a valuable aid to them in their personal or career development.
  • We believe that peer support is a useful addition to other interventions and not necessarily a replacement for them.
  • We do not believe that any particular approach to helping people is better or worse than others.
  • We believe that recovery is something that people do themselves. We will do our best to help but we do not take responsibility for the outcome whatever that may be.
  • We believe that physical and other activities can be a useful aid to recovery.
  • We believe that other organisations and individuals are doing valuable work in this field and we wish to work with them whenever appropriate.

Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.