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Newrybar’s swinging soiree

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2016 2016 Inaugural Fundraiser for The Buttery Bringing our wonderfully diverse community together in support of a great local cause, The Buttery.  Bring your dancing shoes, glam up and be entertained by the brilliant band 'Burstin & Banks' and friends. Featuring Jeff Burstin (formerly of the Black Sorrows and Jo Jo Zep and [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Newrybar’s swinging soiree

The Buttery and the Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service

The Buttery operates the Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service for people living in the NSW Northern Rivers Region. The NRGCS helps people who may be concerned about their gambling and is also able to help the family members of people with gambling issues. These media articles deal with Gambling Awareness Week and the service The [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Buttery and the Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service

Fenella McCall

Fenella McCall, who was featured in The Buttery’s Autumn 2016 newsletter tells the amazing story of her life and then her recovery to Herald Sun reporter Hamish McLaughlan. Read article here

By | June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fenella McCall

Fen now knows what she wants

Fen has turned her life around and is drug-free since undertaking The Buttery’s Maintenance to Abstinence program in 2014. Fen said she started using drugs at 12. By 20 it was well out of hand. Her doctor said that rehab “probably wouldn’t work” and prescribed an opioid substitute. The doctor said Fen would need the [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fen now knows what she wants

Help for more people in need

The Buttery is embarking on a new social enterprise to help more people with mental health and substance misuse issues. Surplus funds from the venture will be used to support The Buttery’s residential rehab and The Buttery’s other charitable works across the NSW Northern Rivers Region for teenagers and adults who may have substance misuse, [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help for more people in need

Financial counselling for recovery

Personal financial management is an important skill and helps people gain control over their day to day lives. Unfortunately people with a long history of drug or alcohol abuse often lack financial stability. They live for years from day-to-day, spending what money they have to feed their addiction. Not in full control of their mental [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Financial counselling for recovery

Help for families

Requests for The Buttery’s family counselling program have increased so much that The Buttery is appealing to raise additional funds to extend the program. Family counselling is given free of charge and is supported fully by donations. Donors include generous individuals and foundations, among them are the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, Angel Fund and the [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help for families

Memorial to a friend

When Susan Bowes’s friend Steve “Erk” Davies died prematurely in his forties Susan wanted to create a memorial to him. “He’d spoken of going to ‘a wonderful place near Bangalow’ to address his issues. But he was concerned about the length of time he would need to spend in the rehab program. Unfortunately he never [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Memorial to a friend

Connecting for wellbeing

b.well, The Buttery’s Wellbeing program is promoting good mental health in the local community by helping people connect with others. “Having social connections, good personal relationships and being part of the community are vital ingredients for maintaining good mental health,” said b.well’s Team Leader, psychologist Vanessa Rendalls. b.well groups throughout the NSW Northern Rivers cater [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Connecting for wellbeing

The Buttery Supporters’ Open Day

INVITATION The Buttery Supporters’ Open Day You and your guests are invited to The Buttery Open Day Saturday 24 October 2.30 - 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for Directors, staff and residents to say  thank you to our valued supporters. Meet Buttery Directors, staff and residents, take a guided tour of the campus, [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Buttery Supporters’ Open Day