From humble beginnings around a kitchen table to what is now the largest national charity for eating disorders and body image issues, Butterfly has been changing lives for the past 20 years. To mark this milestone, we are proud to launch The Next 20 – a campaign to set the agenda for the next 20 years of prevention and treatment of all those affected.
For two decades, our efforts in education, advocacy, early intervention, prevention and clinical services have helped to make a difference. However, not only do misconceptions and stigma continue to create barriers to diagnosis and care, but COVID has had a huge impact on mental health in Australia. There has been an unprecedented increase in eating disorders and our work is as crucial as ever.
Since its inception in 2002, Butterfly has played a critical role in advocating for the needs of those living with eating disorders and body image concerns, and while amplifying the voice of lived experience. Through government investment and other fundraising initiatives, Butterfly has developed and deployed essential services focused on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders as well as fostering healthy body image among children, family and the broader community. Including:
DONATE – Help Butterfly to support all people with eating disorders, including those we don’t typically recognise as being at risk. The more funding we have, the more we can help. Please support Butterfly TODAY by making a DONATION.
How your donations make a difference
FUNDRAISE – Hold a fundraising event at home, at a venue, in a park, at your school or even your workplace to raise awareness and funds to support Butterfly’s important services to help all people with body image issues or eating disorders for #TheNext20 and beyond
SUPPORTER PAGE – A simple way to show your support and get involved in Butterfly’s #TheNext20 campaign is to create a JustGiving supporter page to raise funds and awareness for Butterfly. You can set up a profile and include information about Butterfly and the campaign, why you have chosen to support us, photos, videos, event updates and keep a tally of how much you raise. Your supporter page can be easily shared among friends, family and work colleagues via social media for them to make donations to help reach your target.
SHOP MERCHANDISE – Purchase a gift or resources from our SHOP, with the proceeds going towards supporting people with eating disorders and body image concerns.
If you are interested in finding out more about our #TheNext20 campaign or our Support Services, please connect with the following people:
Fundraising and Events
Lived Experience Case Studies & Sharing Your Story