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Children as young as 7 are getting support for an eating disorder
73% of Australians are unhappy with their appearance and want to change the way they look
One in four girls and one in 10 boys consciously restrict their food intake to control their weight (AIFS, 2018)
People of all ages, gender identities, sexualities and cultural backgrounds are experiencing eating disorders in Australia
The most common question we get asked by parents or carers is how to support their loved one
Many people experiencing eating disorders recognise something is wrong but are too scared to talk to someone or don’t know where to go to for help
This time of year is particularly difficult for people experiencing eating disorders because:
- There are more social gatherings
- A lot of focus is on food
- Advertising about diets is rife
- Everyone expects you to be happy
- It feels like everyone is 'watching' you
DONATE HOPE- Help turn it around for anyone experiencing an eating disorder and their families by making a donation.Your donation will go towards:
- > parents of someone with an eating disorder attending a face-to-face support group to connect with other families and better understand what their child is going through
- > more schools facilitating our first digital body image program for males
> training and educating rural or remote communities to deliver recovery and carer support programs
- > helping an entire family relocate so their loved one can attend our Intensive Outpatient Program
BE A HOPE HERO - Sign up to our EVERYDAY HERO page and take on a personal challenge, while encouraging your friends and family to support you through donations. Check out our Facebook page for regular updates on our community supporters.
GIFT HOPE - purchase a gift from our SHOP as a stocking filler, with the precedes going towards supporting people with eating disorders.
SHARE YOUR STORY OF HOPE - Our campaign seeks to create a community, start conversations and encourage help seeking for those experiencing an eating disorder and their carers. If you know just how hard the holiday period is and/ or experienced an eating disorder at a young age, or supported someone, we would love for you to SHARE YOUR STORY with our community.
Check out our Fundraising Guide for some fabulous ideas on how you can turn it around.
Got a question? Want to arrange an event? Need Support?
Get in touch with our team.
Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 33 4673
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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.
We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›
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 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 ›