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Butterfly Foundation - support for eating disorders & body image issues


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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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Experience

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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Experience

6 September 2018

Loving your body is achievable. It just depends on what that definition is for you.

By Mia Findlay - Butterfly Foundation Ambassador
The below piece explores how Mia's relationship with her body has changed during recovery and what 'loving your body' means to her. This is based of her most recent youtube video: https://youtu.be/XwPuZcav-OM

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Resource

5 September 2018

Butterfly Foundation CEO on National Communications Charter Launch

Today saw the launch of the National Communications Charter for the suicide prevention sector, an initiative that aims to help organisations working in this space make a formal commitment to the way we communicate about suicide and mental health.

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