Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

How we help

Butterfly is here for anyone in Australia impacted by an eating disorder or a body image issue. We’re committed to helping you find support—whether it’s for yourself, a friend, family member, client, or anyone else you care about.

We work with governments, partners and philanthropic organisations to fill the gaps in existing services and trial new models of support, care and treatment.

If you or someone you know is in crisis

Our Helpline is not a crisis line and we cannot provide medical help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis please call one of the following:

Police & Ambulance: 000

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

Butterfly National Helpline

The Butterfly National Helpline offers free and confidential support for anyone concerned about eating disorders or body image issues. Our specialist counsellors offer non-judgmental support over the phone, by email and by online chat including:

We’re open 8am –midnight (Sydney time), seven days. Call, chat or email now.

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Helping you get treatment

The first step to recovery from an eating disorder or body image issue is often seeing a health professional, such as your GP.

The Butterfly National Helpline has a database of health professionals who understand eating disorders and who can help you take the first step towards your recovery.

Find a health professional

Support for carers and people experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder or body image issue

By reducing isolation and inspiring hope for recovery, support groups can be an important part of the recovery journey

Face-to-face support groups

Small groups with limited numbers and prior assessment, currently virtual face-to-face via Zoom:

Free online support groups from anywhere in Australia

Online chat-style groups open to anyone who identifies as suitable for the following:

Do you need guidance or tools for dealing with an eating disorder or body image issue? Butterfly offers programs to build recovery skills that complement other treatments you may be receiving.

Youth program for people aged 18-24

For young people aged 18 – 24 years who want to recover from their eating disorder. This is a virtual program for anyone anywhere in Australia which is held on Zoom.

Find out more

Wandi Nerida: Australia’s first eating disorder recovery residential facility

For those most in need of both psychological and physical care, this centre is due to open in early-mid 2021 to patients from across Australia.

Find out more

Not sure where to start?
Or haven’t found a service that’s right for you?

Contact the Butterfly National Helpline and find out where to start, wherever you’re at.

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