The Buttery Private

The Buttery Private is a short-term residential program for people who may have mental health issues, including burn-out, anxiety, stress, gambling and substance misuse.

It is located in an idyllic rural setting in the Byron Bay Hinterland in Northern NSW.

This program is evidence-based and represents best-practice. Individual treatment plans are tailored to each participant’s needs.

The program is modelled on the long-established longer-stay residential rehab operated by the parent organisation of The Buttery Private, The Buttery.

The Buttery Private is a user pays program. As a social enterprise of The Buttery, surplus funds from The Buttery Private are applied to The Buttery’s charitable programs.

The Buttery Private It is a brief, intensive, psychologically-focused program.  It is specially designed as an early intervention to help participants sustain wellbeing without a long absence from the workforce or their other commitments.

The program structure comprises:

  • A one monthpre-residential assessment and individualised program design
  • 28 day residential component in a peaceful rural setting
  • Three months of after care individual counselling. This is delivered via video conferencing and/or phone. This aftercare supports participants to integrate and sustain significant wellbeing outcomes without taking a long absence from the workforce.

As well as group and individual counselling sessions, yoga, art as therapy, nutrition and gentle exercise are included in the program. Participants can stay in their own self-contained room.

The Buttery Private is a new service of the Buttery, an organisation which has a 40 year history and reputation of successfully supporting people with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. It is a social venture where all fees generated from the program are fed back into the Buttery’s free counselling services and programs.

Maximum Number of Residents: 7

Age Range Of Residents: 20-70 Years Plus


Length of Stay: 28 Days

Types of Treatment: Drug and alcohol misuse; gambling issues, anxiety, depression, workplace burnout, behavioural addictions

Dual Diagnosis Treatment


T: 1300 851 695




To download a booklet:

The Buttery Private (Byron Bay Hinterland)
3.6 (72.22%) 36 vote[s]