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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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Blog

Experience

11 April 2018

When health becomes confusing

By Kevin Gatti
Kevin was previously a personal trainer and involved in the fitness industry. He experienced disordered eating for many years. After seeing the emphasis placed on appearance by people and the impact terminology and conversations have on perception, he is keen to talk about 'health' and how this has become a confusing term for society.

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Research

21 March 2018

Why the waiting game? Building trust between mind and body

"Your body and mind are learning to trust you again during recovery. Recovery can be seen as rebuilding a trust relationship between yourself, your mind and your body."

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Tips

7 March 2018

Tips for when you're feeling UGH!

Let’s face it, it’s fun becoming more independent, BUT growing up can suck at times.

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