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

In the Wings: Single Session Intervention

“In the Wings” is Butterfly’s free Single Session Intervention (SSI) providing evidence-based assessment and psychoeducation for people waitlisted for eating disorder treatment under an Eating Disorders Treatment Plan (EDTP) or Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP).

In the Wings will be available until 31 December 2022. The SSI was developed by Anthea Fursland PhD, FAED and Susan Byrne PhD, DPhil for The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) in Western Australia, and has been shown to facilitate early reductions in eating disorder symptoms, an increase in the likelihood of people entering treatment and a reduction in waitlist length. 

 “In the Wings” is facilitated by psychologists trained by Drs Fursland and Byrne. We aim to provide participants with: 

  • a free 60-to-90-minute online session
  • psychoeducation about the physical and psychosocial consequences of eating disorders 
  • a provisional diagnosis
  • an understanding of the factors that are maintaining their eating disorder
  • a range of psychoeducational resources
  • a plan to work with while people wait to be offered ongoing treatment.

Are you waiting for eating disorder treatment? Contact your health professional’s office and ask to be referred.

To refer your patient, please complete the online referral form below which is secure and end-to-end encrypted.

ONLINE REFERRAL

Alternatively, you can fax us a copy of the completed referral form on the number provided in the downloadable referral form.

FAX A REFERRAL FORM

Please note:  

  • participants must have a GP referral to enroll for the session
  • participants must be waiting for eating disorder treatment under an Eating Disorders Treatment Plan (EDTP) or Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)
  • participants must be at least aged 12 years and above
  • parent/guardian consent and attendance is required for all participants aged under18 years
  • SSI is not a treatment program and is suitable only for those currently awaiting evidence-based treatment for an eating disorder in the community
  • SSI sessions are free
  • SSI is currently receiving referrals from GP’s and Psychologists only during this initial pilot phase.

The Butterfly Foundation takes participant safety and wellbeing seriously. We are unable to offer medical monitoring and, therefore, require all participants to be regularly monitored by their GP to ensure medical wellness and stability at all times.

For more information

Please email our confidential In The Wings team at inthewings@butterfly.org.au.  A member of the team will be in touch.

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