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.
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
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:
The first step to recovery from an eating disorder or body image issue is often seeing a health professional, such as your GP.
Butterfly’s Referral Database includes a directory of health professionals who understand eating disorders and who can help you take the first step towards your recovery.
By reducing isolation and inspiring hope for recovery, support groups can be an important part of the recovery journey
Small groups with limited numbers and prior assessment, currently virtual face-to-face via Zoom:
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.
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.