As a severely misunderstood mental illness, eating disorders need the power of the people. And right now, Butterfly needs you to fight for Wandi Nerida – Australia’s first residential eating disorder recovery centre.
Help us today to open this critical facility.
Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illnesses. It is estimated that over 1 million Australians are living with an eating disorder, and yet only one in four get the treatment they need.
We planned to open Wandi Nerida to treat people in early 2021, but an unexpected shortfall in funding has thrown its opening into uncertainty. We cannot allow this to happen. Australians with eating disorders urgently need access to this critical residential treatment program to save their lives. Any day they can find themselves in a crisis, fighting for survival.
Far too many people are desperate for this life-saving treatment.
Siena, lived experience ambassador.
Butterfly’s Wandi Nerida national facility will provide a unique model of care that can help save lives – regardless of their location or financial situation. Moving away from a medicalised focus and the physical threat to address the underlying psychological causes, Wandi Nerida offers:
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DONATE – Your donation now will help to open Wandi Nerida in 2021 and provide national, intensive, holistic and person-centred care for eating disorders that will save lives.
FUNDRAISE – Hold a ‘Fight for Wandi Nerida’ Christmas event in your home, school or workplace or set up a JustGiving supporter page
SHARE – Share Butterfly’s posts with your network, friends and family and get them on board to fight for Wandi Nerida.
SIGN – Sign the petition in support of Wandi Nerida, let the Minister for Health know that we need funds now.
When you purchase resources or gifts from the Butterfly shop you are making a meaningful and life-changing contribution to the vital work we do, supporting Australians affected by eating disorders and negative body image.
Please purchase a Butterfly gift for yourself or someone else today and know that you are directly supporting those in need.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Wandi Nerida #ItsTimeToDonate campaign, or the the Wandi Nerida residential eating disorder recovery centre, please connect with the following people:
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Butterfly Foundation National Helpline
1800 33 4673
Butterfly needs you. Let the Queensland government know we need them to open Wandi Nerida. Support from the Queensland government will make all the difference to people from all over Australia. People’s lives depend on it.