Daring to Dream

2021-10-05T16:15:04+11:00September 30th, 2021|Be inspired|

A story of determination, resilience, enormous heart and daring to dream. Alisha, 29, started using drugs in her 20s. At the time, Alisha didn’t understand that she was using drugs to suppress the trauma she experienced in her childhood. As a mother to four children aged five, six, nine [...]

Amy took time out to be there for her boys

2021-04-27T00:11:32+10:00April 27th, 2021|Be inspired|

As the mother of two young boys, Amy* wanted to be available and sober for them. “But I was drinking too much, not every day, however I was finding I couldn’t guarantee I’d be there for them when they needed me.” To manage her drinking, Amy had taken part in a 12 Step [...]

Sports stars speak out about mental health in our Virtual Sporting Event

2021-05-02T23:54:01+10:00April 27th, 2021|Be inspired|

In a recent Buttery virtual event, League Legend Phil Gould, Gold Medal Netballer turned Collingwood WAFL player Sharni Layton and ex-Wallaby Warwick Waugh joined a leading sports psychologist, Grant Brecht to shed light on the mental health and substance use challenges facing many professional sports people. The panel agreed that sports people are no [...]

Danny dreams of being back in the saddle again

2021-04-27T00:01:32+10:00April 26th, 2021|Be inspired|

Danny’s successful career as a jockey unravelled because of his drug-taking and drinking. “I was stuck on drugs and swapped to drinking and I couldn’t stop. Then I returned a positive swab for drugs and I lost my jockey’s licence. My drug taking got worse after that.” Now after completing The Buttery’s residential [...]

After 20 years of Board service, Joan is still a supporter

2021-04-25T13:46:19+10:00January 27th, 2021|Be inspired|

Having served as volunteer Buttery Board member for 20 years, Joan Davies is still a supporter. As a member of The Buttery’s Recovery Circle donor group, Joan gives a generous monthly donation in support of The Buttery’s life-changing work. “I support because I strongly believe in the work The Buttery does and because I [...]

David’s 10 years of service for people seeking SMART Recovery

2021-04-25T13:51:32+10:00January 10th, 2021|Be inspired|

At SMART Recovery groups, people manage their substance use while giving each other mutual support. They choose their own goals and work with others to achieve them. SMART is evidence-based and person-centred. Currently The Buttery conducts two SMART Recovery groups, a weekly face-to-face group in Ballina and a Zoom group every Friday evening. The groups [...]

Pride in Wellbeing

2020-12-07T14:08:10+11:00December 7th, 2020|Be inspired|

The Buttery is part of Pride in Health + Wellbeing which is aimed at improving the health of Australian LGBTI communities. This means The Buttery has an LGBTI inclusive, person-centred service provision model. We welcome and include LGBTI people to all of our services. LGBTI people have too often faced rejection, [...]

Recent Feedback from Buttery Community Outreach Clients

2020-12-07T13:51:32+11:00December 7th, 2020|Be inspired|

All Buttery programs are evidence-based and subject to a rigorous quality assurance program. Programs are accredited under Australian Service Excellence Standards. We welcome feedback from everyone who undertakes a residential or community outreach program. As well as providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation at its residential rehab near Bangalow and at The Buttery [...]

Quality accreditation renewal assures best practice

2020-10-12T10:06:13+11:00October 6th, 2020|Be inspired|

Everyone on The Buttery team strives to deliver programs of the highest quality to the people we serve.To ensure best-practice, The Buttery is accredited by The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES).Recently, following a rigorous auditing process, The Buttery’s ASES accreditation was renewed. The Standards assist community service organisations to manage resources effectively, gain a better understanding [...]