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04/02/2020 Mum of young adult with an eating disorder will facilitate new workshop for carers in Hobart

16/01/2020 Residential Clinical and Operations Directors and Project Manager appointed for endED Butterfly House

05/12/2019 Instagram & Butterfly Foundation Announce Research On Social Media's Impact On Body Image And Create New Teen Campaign #TheWholeMe

28/11/2019 Body image concerns need national response for young Australians

06/11/2019 Response by the eating disorder sector to SMH/Age article on Medicare Reform for Eating Disorders, 30 October 2019

31/10/2019 Medicare for eating disorders goes LIVE 1 November

25/09/2019 Minister Hunt breaks ground at endED Butterfly House – Australia’s first community residential eating disorder treatment facility

02/09/2019 Butterfly Foundation Calls Upon Australians to ‘Be a Voice for Change’ to Make Body Image Concerns a National Priority

30/08/2019 Butterfly National Helpline trials new technology to enhance service

11/06/2019 360,000 Australian men living with an eating disorder

02/06/2019 Butterfly joins in the global call ‘Eating Disorders Can’t Afford to Wait’

01/06/2019 Butterfly applauds $5m Federal Budget investment into Eating Disorder Research

29/05/2019 A new era for Tasmania eating disorder services

29/05/2019 Leadership is key to the successful delivery of reform for eating disorders

05/05/2019 Two million carers in Australia need care too

03/04/2019 Federal Budget invests in key areas of Mental Health

02/04/2019 A new reality for Australians living with eating disorders

26/03/2019 Butterfly Asks Carers To Share Their Experience

17/03/2019 Australian advocacy for eating disorders recognised on International stage

04/03/2019 Butterfly Foundation - A reflection of our journey together

01/03/2019 Butterfly Announces New CEO

20/02/2019 Fast Track to Health Study – a combined response from key players in the eating disorder sector

26/12/2018 New eating disorder research to look at children's relationship with food

09/12/2018 Major Medicare reform makes history for eating disorders treatment in Australia

29/10/2018 Launch of Australia’s first digital body image program for boys

26/09/2018 Suicide remains a leading cause of death but how many of these are a result of eating disorders?

05/09/2018 Instagram launches 'Own Your Feed' Campaign in response to body image survey findings

03/09/2018 National Survey finds that more than 1 in 3 Australians are unhappy with the way they look

19/07/2018 Butterfly Foundation calls for equal access to eating disorder treatment at today’s Senate Committee Public Hearing on rural and remote mental health

13/07/2018 endED Butterfly House, Australia’s first national residential eating disorder treatment facility, announced for the Sunshine Coast

13/06/2018 Health Minister announces Australian-first eating disorders trial for Sunshine Coast

01/06/2018 The power of men’s voices inspires help-seeking for eating disorders

05/04/2018 Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders announces their new ambassador Mia Findlay

26/03/2018 Butterfly joins the urgent call for redesigned mental health services for eating disorders

15/03/2018 eSafety & Mental Health Steering Group Call To Action - #NDA2018

27/02/2018 Butterfly Foundation National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE expands hours of operation for eating disorders

09/02/2018 Butterfly Asks Australians To Share The Cost Of Eating Disorders

23/01/2018 Australia and the UK are writing the same story on steroid abuse

21/12/2017 Merry Christmas & Thank You from our CEO

18/12/2017 Christmas Message from The Hon Greg Hunt MP

30/11/2017 Tips to help keep the Christmas season in perspective.

16/11/2017 Want to be part of Butterfly's Male Body Esteem Project?

01/11/2017 Butterfly's First National Body Image Survey

10/10/2017 Message from Butterfly's CEO on World Mental Health Day

19/09/2017 Butterfly Foundation welcomes funding announcements for eating disorders and launch of the National Agenda

11/09/2017 Early intervention at heart of new Youth Intensive Outpatient Program

05/09/2017 South Australia supporting young people's body confidence

15/08/2017 Tasmanians living with eating disorders to get boost from TRED merger

04/08/2017 Australian Health Ministers’ commitment to eating disorders confirmed

02/08/2017 A new era for the National Mental Health Commission

04/07/2017 Butterfly issues content warning for viewers of NETFLIX Film 'To The Bone'

29/06/2017 Butterfly's Advice for the Community: NETFLIX Film "To The Bone"

15/06/2017 A ‘do no harm’ approach to student assignments on eating disorders

03/05/2017 Suicide up to 31 times more likely for people with an eating disorder

28/03/2017 Join our Supporter Circle - Community Fundraising Newsletter

08/03/2017 In conversation with Butterfly's CEO on International Women's Day

16/02/2017 At Home With Eating Disorders Conference.

22/12/2016 Tips for carers this holiday season.

08/12/2016 Body-image named in top three issues of personal concern for Australian youth.

21/11/2016 In-community treatment a first for NSW Young People with Eating Disorders

10/10/2016 Mental Health Week 2016

18/07/2016 David Murray AO leads business innovation for Butterfly’s long-term sustainability

27/06/2016 PM’s Mental Health Commitment Gives Hope To People With Eating Disorders

27/05/2016 Upcoming Twitter Chat for World Eating Disorders Day

16/05/2016 Health System for all Australians, not just some

15/03/2016 ABC ‘Naked As’ week gets under Australia’s skin

02/12/2015 Australia is going backwards on national youth body image

26/11/2015 Mental health system reform proposal a precondition for treating eating disorders

10/09/2015 New stream of funding supports sustainable response to eating disorders

29/06/2015 The Butterfly Foundation welcomes support of innovative investment company

18/06/2015 The Butterfly Foundation supports a focus on health, not weight

29/05/2015 At Home with Eating Disorders Conference 2015 – Setting the National Agenda #myreality

17/04/2015 They Listened – 1 Million Australians with Eating Disorders recognised by National Mental Health Commission Review

17/03/2015 Exploitation goes out of fashion

19/12/2014 NSW Mental Health Commission’s Living Well Strategic Plan Addresses Eating Disorders

02/12/2014 Body image continues to be a top three concern for young Australians

26/11/2014 Senator Penny Wright Delivers Speech in the Senate: Photoshop, Body Image & Mental Health

14/10/2014 Victorian Government leads on a whole-of-government approach to Eating Disorders Strategy

03/10/2014 Congratulations to our Women of Influence for 2014

04/09/2014 Australian Parliament takes a significant step forward in tackling the impact of Eating Disorders

25/08/2014 NSW Coronial Inquiry links eating disorders and suicide

18/08/2014 Butterfly’s 1st Eating Disorders treatment service opens

Worried about a friend or someone you care about?

It can be extremely difficult raising the subject of eating disorders with a friend or loved one. To be supportive one needs to learn what to say and what not to say.  


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Concerned parents & carers

Communicating your concern with your child about eating and dieting behaviour can be extremely difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.  


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Teachers & Professionals Working with Young People

Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of dis-ordered eating behaviours.  Butterfly Education provides early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people. 

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