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 An alarming 83 percent of people caring for someone with an eating disorder have had their mental health impacted.

That's why, for our 2019 MAYDAYS campaign, we're asking that the two million carers Australia-wide caring for someone with an eating disorder reach out to het more, and improved support. #CarersNeedCareToo



We all have a story to tell. Let's share them and help support each other.   

Carers share their stories

Caitlin's story



Kim's story



Caroline's and Jock's story



Peter and Eddie's story


These videos may be confronting as they touch on the reality of each family's or carer's experience. If after viewing, you wish to speak to someone for support, please contact the Butterfly National Helpline ED HOPE 1800 33 4673, open 8am - midnight (AEST), seven days.

We hope that hearing the stories of others has inspired you to share your own.

We're all in this together, let's support each other one story at a time! 

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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.  


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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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