A new, free recovery app has been developed for people facing mental health and substance use challenges.
A team of mental health and substance treatment experts have developed The Buttery Wellbeing App.
The app increases the range of treatment options for people who have not yet entered treatment and those who have recently completed a program.
“With COVID-19 there has been a sharp increase in the number of people seeking treatment,” said The Buttery CEO, Leone Crayden.
“This new app gives immediate support and includes simple, practical information people can use to immediately address their issues until they can enter treatment.”
Ms Crayden said the app also supports people in recovery by including useful non-relapse information.
The Wellbeing App has been tested extensively and is now being trialled by people who enquire about joining a Buttery residential or community-based program.
Healthy North Coast has supported development of the app through its North Coast PHN program. The app has also had the support of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.
The Buttery is a leader in treating mental health and substance use disorder, last year treating 2,141 individuals through 27,143 episodes of care.