Last year, The Buttery joined 20,000 social enterprises in this country, in the roll out of its Buttery Private venture, a fee-paying wellbeing program which uses The Buttery’s evidence-based community therapy model.

After its successful first intake last year, The Buttery Private welcomed its first participants for 2018 on January 2018.

The Buttery’s CEO, John Mundy, said, “The Buttery has developed a social enterprise not only to help more people in need, but to also generate additional income to help safeguard the long-term future of The Buttery’s free programs.”

Social enterprises are poised to grow, as they appeal to entrepreneurs, policymakers and investors who are interested in creating more sustainable, dynamic and inclusive economies.

The Buttery Private, it ensures The Buttery charity remains sustainable by generating surplus funds for its free drug, alcohol, mental health and gambling programs.

With its longstanding reputation as a leader in therapeutic community model of drug and alcohol treatment, The Buttery is well placed as a pioneer in this bourgeoning social entrepreneurial space.

The Buttery Private is an early intervention for those who could benefit from taking time out to address issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, burnout and substance misuse in an idyllic setting.

It is a four-week residential program, followed by a three-month non-residential follow-up. The wellbeing program — which treats everything from depression to smartphone addiction, uses The Buttery’s tried-and-true, evidence-based therapeutic community model for the best possible results.

The Buttery Private call 1300 851 695 or www.butteryprivate.org.au.