Early intervention

Free Family Counselling Program expansion

By |2017-11-28T20:40:17+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Altruism, Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

In response to a growing need and thanks to the generous support of donors, The Buttery has increased the availability of the Family Program Counsellor, Lily Schmelzle from two to three days per week.

Parents and family members whose loved ones are affected by drug and alcohol addiction can feel ashamed, judged […]

Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Program

By |2017-11-28T20:39:04+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

In response to the increasing number of young people experimenting with and using alcohol and illicit drugs, especially Crystal Meth Amphetamine or “Ice”, a special program was established in the Grafton, Yamba, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads and Maclean areas for young people 12-22 years old. The program is also available in the […]

The Buttery Private: Cooper’s story

By |2017-11-28T20:38:18+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Anxiety, Be inspired, Early intervention, Wellbeing|

“I’ve connected with my body and my feelings,” Cooper 34

After completing The Buttery Private residential wellbeing program Cooper, 34 said he has a new attitude to himself and to life.

“This program taught me how to nurture my soul. It gave me access to self-nurture and compassion. By nurturing one’s […]

Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing

By |2017-11-06T14:47:40+10:00November 6th, 2017|Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies, Stress, Wellbeing, Work-life balance|

In a radio interview for Bay FM, Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing. Achieving true wellbeing is about more than just having an absence of disease. It’s about thriving as a person. Key to this is being connected; being connected with oneself and with others.

According to the WHO, alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one.

By |2017-10-16T11:16:12+10:00October 16th, 2017|Alcohol, Be inspired, Binge drinking, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

Alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one (according to the World Health Organisation).
However, excessive alcohol consumption has more devastating effects on the health of women. Death rates among female alcoholics are 50 to 100% higher than for men.
This first person article sheds light on […]

Media release: wellbeing program launches for people suffering work stress

By |2017-07-09T22:27:56+10:00July 9th, 2017|Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies, Stress, Wellbeing, Work-life balance|

The Buttery is launching a new social enterprise: The Buttery Private. It will allow The Buttery to use our accumulated knowledge and expertise to help more people in need. Surplus funds the program generates will  be applied to The Buttery’s charitable works.

From the media release:

A new program, The Buttery Private aimed […]

Personality traits mark teenage binge drinkers

By |2017-06-12T22:13:01+10:00June 12th, 2017|Be inspired, Binge drinking, Early intervention|

Binge drinking and other substance misuse are prevalent among many teenagers. Many display
higher than average levels of impulsiveness, sensitivity to anxiety, sensation seeking and hopelessness.
These four personality traits have been shown by researchers to predict those teenagers at high risk of becoming binge drinkers with 90 per cent accuracy.

Read […]