The role of BridgePoint is to support self-discovery, as well as skill-building, in the transition from letting go of old, unhealthy life patterns to discovering a variety of new and healthy choices in how to respond to the challenges of life. This support is provided in a program with three sequential modules that symbolize the process of building a bridge to recovery.
The format of each module includes intensive experiential learning and teaching sessions within a group model, individual discussions, and processing of personal issues. Individuals are encouraged to progress at their own rate toward their personal or optimal level of wellness. Self–responsibility is encouraged and supported in all modules. In each step of the programming, participants will stay onsite at BridgePoint in community. We can accommodate up to 13 participants at a time (maximum 8 during COVID19). The smaller group number allows for diversity and connection as a group.
Please feel free to apply for regular residential programming. New program dates will be announced as we are able. Programs are available for free of charge with a valid Saskatchewan health card. Programming is sequential... coming to a retreat is the first step! Participants can self refer for a retreat but will need the support of a doctor and counsellor to attend Module 1 and Module 2.
Please call 306-935-2240 for more information.
TO APPLY: Please note that due to the current high demand for our programs, participant applications are triaged to manage the waitlist as efficiently as we can to ensure that we can meet the needs of both new and returning participants. Residential programs are no longer first-come, first-serve. All applications will go on the waitlist until a spot can be allocated. There is a lot of movement in our applications, so please do not be discouraged to be on a waitlist. If you are confirmed a spot, it is important to honor your commitment whenever possible as last-minute cancellations will result in vacant spots.
** New application forms have been revised to assist with our admission intake interviews. It is important to legibly and accurately complete the application. Incomplete forms will be disregarded. The intake coordinators may contact you and/or your healthcare supports for more information. **
BridgePoint is not a medical facility. Participants are required to be medically and psychiatrically stable at the time of intake and for the duration of the program. In addition to our BridgePoint team, we have support from the Saskatchewan Health Authority Community Mental Health Nurse teams during our intake process and for consultation during programming.
Retreat Application (first step of sequential programming)
Module 3 Application (this module involves Equine Assisted Learning. Supplemental information is required to demonstrate motivation and suitability to participate in this program. Preference is given to those who have completed Module 1 and Module 2. If it has been some time since completion, a retreat prior to attending Module 3 is required.)
All participants must abide by all current and evolving Saskatchewan Public Health Orders. Failure to do so will result in immediate discharge. Programming may be paused at any time and may resume virtually due to changes in group size, staffing or public health orders. Participants must be prepared to secure an immediate ride home in the event of the center closure.
VIRTUAL PROGRAM OPTIONS DURING COVID19
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an abrupt change in the delivery of BridgePoint’s service delivery model. BridgePoint’s core programming is typically delivered in a holistic residential service model, and we have been forced to pause residential services during the pandemic. The good news is that we are still here to provide support virtually.
Virtual programming will continue to be offered on a pilot basis even while we have resumed residential services. Check out our NEW and innovative virtual care options:
Recovery Support Line
Our phone line remains open Tuesdays to Thursdays 1-9 pm (Closed Stat holidays and on Tuesdays when in virtual retreats). Give us a call if you are looking for support. Please note that we are not a crisis line. Due to call demand, it is important to leave a message and we will return any missed calls as soon as we can.
*NEW* RecoverED Texting Support Line
Text the word RecoverED to 1-833-988-1431 to receive daily text messages for support (standard message rates may apply). Messages will include a variety of free tools, resources, and inspiration! The expansion of this program has been made possible through funding through the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation through their 2020-21 Research Connections: COVID-19 Rapid Response granting program. Check here to see if your cell phone carrier will support this service.
*NEW* Virtual 2-Day Intensive Retreats
Join us in our online group room on our brand new mental health e-learning platform as we spend two days together in this two-day intensive retreat. You can expect a combination of live and pre-recorded sessions with psychoeducational content and processing.
There is a two-step intake process to join:
1. Complete the new virtual program intake form and return to BridgePoint (you don't select dates at this step). (TIP: Don't waste your printer ink! Just use Adobe Reader and use "Fill and Sign". It's a free download! Detailed instructions can be found at this tutorial)
2. Once the application is processed, you will receive an intake email with an invitation for you to select the program date and get your seat. Spots will be limited and selected using EventBrite at the link you will be provided.
For over 20 years, BridgePoint has helped individuals and families heal from disordered eating. Saskatchewan residents with a valid Saskatchewan Health Card can access programming and support for free of charge as part of the Saskatchewan healthcare continuum.