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Butterfly Foundation - support for eating disorders & body image issues


Butterfly's National Helpline. 
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It has been estimated that 1 in 24 Australians have an eating disorder, that's about 4%.

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Almost 30% of those with eating disorders are male

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If you're worried about yourself, someone you care about or if you just need to talk, call us on 1800 33 4673

Access to effective services is essential. 

Butterfly believes that everyone’s experience of an eating disorder is different. 

We provide personalised and confidential support for the following: 

  • People with an eating disorder
  • People with body image issues
  • Carers
  • Partners, family and friends
  • Teachers
  • Counsellors
  • Employers
  • Health professionals
  • Anyone with a question about eating disorders or body image

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Tips

7 December 2018

10 ways to better care for yourself this holiday season

The holiday season can be a time of love, and togetherness, but it can also be pretty stressful if you have an eating disorder. It can also be an opportunity to take the focus off your illness and enjoy yourself. To get through the holiday period, it’s useful to put in place some self-care strategies. Here’s some tips our Helpline counsellors have suggested:

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Tips

23 November 2018

How can I tell if my child has an eating disorder?

You have noticed some changes in your child around food and how they are talking about their body or appearance. You are concerned but have no idea what you should do. Where do you start? Do you say something? Should you seek professional advice?

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10 October 2018

What I want to say to anyone experiencing a mental illness

#WORLDMENTALHEALTHDAY

Today is World Mental Health Day. With more than 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness, this is day is close to many of our hearts. We reached out to our community and asked them to share ONE thing they would like to say to people going through a tough time.

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