Tanya Magnay, CORE Coordinator

The Buttery’s new Relapse Prevention Program, is improving recovery outcomes for people who take part The Buttery’s CORE “day-hab” program.

The relapse prevention component is funded by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and other philanthropy. Thanks to this support, counsellor, Geoffrey Carthy has joined the team and his salary is met partly by donations.

CORE is part of The Buttery’s ‘continuum of care’ approach which aims to support people at every stage of their recovery journey from treatment to long-term recovery.

The CORE Community-based rehab, meets a critical need for people whose family responsibilities or work commitments prevent them from taking time out for a residential program.

In response to the pandemic, the program is now delivered on-line. It provides group and individual therapy, meditation and online peer support for participants. Those who can access case management and advocacy with issues such as education and housing.

The Buttery gratefully acknowledges the North Cost Primary Health Network and the Australian Government Department of Health for funding the CORE program.

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