Stay Connected – After-Care

Stay Connected is a flexible, effective, after-care program that provides long-term support for people who have completed intensive treatment in the Bridge Residential or Day Programs.

This inclusive, co-operative program is designed to help you gain independence and confidence, and to participate more fully in the community following your discharge from treatment.

The Stay Connected program includes:

  • participation in weekly after-care support groups
  • support to help you plan your week and create a schedule of activities to help you re-engage with the community
  • monthly appointments with our Community and Consumer Engagement Officer, when you can to review your treatment plan and goals
  • opportunities to provide peer support to people who are current Residential and Day Program clients
  • an invitation to contribute your feedback and advice on our programs, to help us provide the best possible service to other clients.

Getting involved

There’s no obligation to participate in the Stay Connected program. However, research shows that people who use after-care support have a better chance of maintaining their goals and a lower risk of relapse.

You will be referred to Stay Connected during the fourth week of your intensive treatment, when our Community and Consumer Engagement Officer will meet with you and your case manager to start planning your after-care program.

If you choose to join the program, you’ll also be supported by peer mentors, who will help you to keep on track with your goals, and re-engage with your community.

The Stay Connected Program is available in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone.

In Hobart, weekly support groups are held each Tuesday afternoon, from 3.00 pm until 4.00 pm, at the Hobart Bridge Centre.

Contact us for details of support groups in Launceston and Ulverstone.

To find out more about Stay Connected, please get in touch.