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Recovery Programs

Butterfly offer a number of Recovery Programs for people that are currently experiencing an eating disorder and who need additional help. These programs also offer care and support for parents and family members caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. They provide guidance, tools and strategies to deal with eating disorders.

Butterfly currently runs Recovery Programs in:

  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Butterfly's Recovery Programs are offered in conjunction and partnership with other treatment that individuals may currently be receiving. We do not recommend replacing current treatment with our Recovery Programs, but encourage a combination of services for the individual.

Click on the name of the support program you’re interested in to find out more;

  • Emerging – This six-week program is about encouraging and helping you to re-engage with your healthy self. It looks at positive thinking and feelings about your body and food, provides new inspiration towards wellness and gives you renewed hope for recovery.
  • Unfolding - This six-week program builds the foundations of recovery using principles of intuitive eating, mindfulness and self-connection. It can complement the 'Emerging' workshop but completing this workshop is not a requirement for this program.
  • Understanding ED Recovery – A Carers Face-to-Face or Online Program – Training and support for carers in the home, providing skills and resources to build a solid platform from which to support their loved ones.
  • Collaborative Care Skills Workshop - Based in South Australia and in collaboration with Statewide Eating Disorder Service (SEDS), this workshop runs over six weeks outside of work hours to train and support carers in their crucial role. 

You can now make online payments for Recovery Programs.

To connect with a counsellor NOW please call Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or email

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