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How lived experience workers can help Quiet the Noise of an eating disorder

Many of Butterfly's staff have recovered from their own eating disorder or body image concern. Rhiannon is one of those people. In this blog, we sat down with Rhiannon to learn about the power of lived experience wisdom in recovery, what’s involved in Butterfly’s peer support programs, and how you can help ‘Quiet The Noise’ for people with eating disorders this festive season and beyond.

Hearing from lived experience on improving eating disorder treatment, support, and awareness in the next 10 years

"We need businesses, schools, services and professionals to undertake relevant training in eating disorders, highlighting how to identify them, gain a deeper understanding on the different types, where to reach out for appropriate support, how to increase help-seeking and to learn the appropriate terminology and language”. - Chey

Sharing your lived experience safely

Sharing lived experience of eating disorders and body image concerns is key in reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking. But it's imperative this is done safely while taking a 'do no harm' approach. We asked our lived experience network, the Butterfly Collective, how people can ensure they are safely sharing their stories.

Using lived experience to help others: the eating disorder peer workforce

There is growing public policy interest in the development of the mental health peer workforce. But in the context of eating disorders, what does this look like, and what are the potential benefits and risks? Butterfly recently commissioned research to find out.

How can we support people to share their lived experience of an eating disorder?

It’s critical to be supportive and respectful of those willing to speak up and share their experience of an eating disorder or body image concern – because not only do we know that Talking Helps, but sharing can help demonstrate full recovery is possible. We asked our Lived Experience community how people can be supported when sharing their lived experience.

Who inspires you to share your lived experience?

In celebration of Butterfly's Lived Experience community, we asked the Butterfly Collective 'who inspires you to share your lived experience of an eating disorder or body image concern?'

Butterfly welcomes announcement of $7.5 million investment to establish independent national mental health lived experience peak bodies

Butterfly welcomes the news that The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler MP, and Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention the Hon Emma McBride MP have announced funding of $7.5 million to establish and operate two independent national mental health lived experience peak bodies.