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Emerging is a six-week program that encourages and helps 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.

It includes topics such as:

All sessions are safe, supportive, practical and recovery-focused. Each week in the program, participants will build upon skills developed in prior weeks, creating a strong foundation of internal resources which can be called on at need. This program runs several times throughout the year and Butterfly will notify when the next workshop is planned.

"Emerging" is open to any individual 18 years or over who is experiencing an eating disorder and who is motivated to recover. However for the safety and well-being of all attendees, we do set some minimum wellness criteria.

Upcoming workshop:

  • Townsville run by Headspace Townsville for ages 15 – 25. 
    4.30 - 6.30pm, 23 April to 28 May
    No cost
    More information: Headspace Townsville or call Hollie or Nicole on 47991799

Register now

For more information about our Emergin program please call our National Helpline 1800 33 4673.
To register for the workshop in Townsville please contact Headspace Townsville or call Hollie or Nicole on 47991799.


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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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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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