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Butterfly Foundation

The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends. As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

As a national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

Butterfly operates a national support line, 1800 33 4673, which is staffed by counsellors and psychologists experienced in assisting with eating disorders. It also provides a wide range of services for service providers and recovery groups. The support line is available Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, except public holidays.

Because Butterfly recognises that eating disorders often arise from poor body image, it delivers a range of Positive Body Image workshops to schools and workplaces through its education program. It has a strong media presence to raise awareness of Butterfly’s perspective in community debates about body image and eating disorders.

Throughout its work Butterfly emphasises the critical importance of prevention and early intervention strategies in limiting the development of, and suffering from, negative body image and eating disorders. To expand knowledge in this field The Butterfly Research Institute commissions academic research projects and funds PhD research scholarships.
 

Helpline

  • Call 1800 ED HOPE / 1800 33 4673 (8am - midnight AEST / 7 days a week)
  • Web chat support
  • Check the website for more details

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Last reviewed: August 2018

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Collaborative Care Skills Workshop | The Butterfly Foundation

In this six-week workshop, facilitated by a qualified counsellor, you will develop practical skills to support your loved one with an eating disorder progress towards recovery

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Bulimia Nervosa | The Butterfly Foundation

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

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Recovery Programs | The Butterfly Foundation

Six-week programs for people experiencing eating disorders and their carersDo you need guidance or tools for dealing with an eating disorder? Our six-week group programs help you build up the skills you need to deal with the challenges

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Intensive Outpatient Program | The Butterfly Foundation

The IOP staff provide meal therapy where staff support patients through the meal process and act as role models by eating themselves

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Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery | The Butterfly Foundation

Skills to help your loved one overcome an eating disorder

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For Parents | The Butterfly Foundation

Body image is consistently reported as one of the top three concerns for young people in Australia

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Eating Disorder Recovery Support Groups | The Butterfly Foundation

Australia-wide online recovery support group and face-to-face support groups in Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart for anyone experiencing an eating disorder or body image issues.

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OSFED | The Butterfly Foundation

What is OSFED?

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Eating Disorder Services and Programs | The Butterfly Foundation

Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders offers a multitude of services and programs that provide support, treatment, prevention, early intervention, education and training.

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Share Your Story | The Butterfly Foundation

Every experience of an eating disorder is unique

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