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Vision & Mission

The Butterfly Foundation’s vision is to live in a world that celebrates health, well-being and diversity.

Butterfly's mission is dedicated to bringing about change to the culture, policy and practice in the prevention, treatment and support of those affected by eating disorders and negative body image.

Butterfly’s Aims & Objectives

In using a collaborative approach to identify, build and facilitate strategic partnerships to:

  • Promote positive body image and associated healthy behaviours
  • Encourage hope and help-seeking through education and awareness
  • Advocate excellence and consistency in the culture of care and support for people with eating disorders, and encourage a better understanding of the complexities of eating disorders and the need for a compassionate, flexible and holistic response
  • Educate and connect the community, health providers, government and other support agencies to assist in excellence and consistency in the culture of care
  • Facilitate the development of effective models of prevention and care for people at risk of or with eating disorders
  • Operate a financially sustainable national foundation for future generations
  • Increase access for all sufferers and carers in Australia to effective treatment and support

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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.  


We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›

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.  


We can help you with recognising issues and what to do. ›

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. 

We have a range of advice & resources ›