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EOI Now Open

Lived Experience Community Insights Group

About the opportunity

It is important to Butterfly that our work is guided by the needs and experiences of the community we serve. So that we can improve the way we do this, Butterfly is establishing the Lived Experience Community Insights Group (LECIG) as a strategic advisory body. This group will ground Butterfly’s decision-making in the wisdom of lived experience. With guidance from the group we aim to transform the way we incorporate lived experience knowledge into our work, and by extension the Australian eating disorder sector.

About you

We are looking for people interested in providing their lived experience insights (either through their own personal experience or as a carer, family member or friend of someone effected by an eating disorder, body image concerns and/or disordered eating) into the development and innovation of our services, policies, and programs. Your insights will be provided through participation in formal committee-style group meetings, as well as other engagement opportunities as they arise. Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of people representing a range of backgrounds, personal experiences and perspectives.

It is important to note that you are not required to have a current or previous diagnosis of an eating disorder to express your interest in being on the LECIG. We are also seeking insights from those who self-identify as having body image issues and/or disordered eating.

Please read the  Selection Criteria for more information about the opportunity, including time commitment required, sitting fees, structure, and membership responsibilities and expectations.


Be sure to express your interest by 5pm (AEDT) Friday,11 December 2020.

Next steps

Completed EOI forms will be reviewed by a small panel of Butterfly staff. Potential members will be selected based on their suitability against the selection criteria and demographic spread required to accurately represent the Australian community. We will respond to all EOIs by email. If you reach the next round you will be invited to submit a short video answering an additional set of questions designed to understand more about your experience, skills and ability to actively participate as a member of the LECIG.

If you have any questions about the Lived Experience Community Insights Group or the EOI process please contact Butterfly’s Lived Experience Lead, Safia Roscoe at