Support for people experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue and for their carers, friends and family.
You don’t have to face your journey alone. Get support, guidance, and connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Our support group facilitators can provide skills and strategies to deal with your challenges, whether you’ve just started the journey or know the ups and downs of it well.
Butterfly’s Virtual Support Groups are are facilitated by trained peer facilitators who have lived experience of an eating disorder themselves. Anyone over age 18 from anywhere in Australia is welcome to attend.
Our Webchat Support Groups are facilitated by specialist counsellors from our National Helpline. Anyone over age 16 from anywhere in Australia is welcome to attend.
Why join a support group?
Connect with others in a safe space
Feel heard and understood
Find hope and inspiration through others’ experiences
Learn skills and strategies for recovery and care.
Find out about our support groups
Please note: Butterfly’s Support Groups don’t replace treatment by a trained professional. If you’re looking for answers to specific issues around eating disorder recovery or care-giving, it’s best to consult with your treating professionals, or contact our National Helpline.
Other programs and services
Collaborative Care Skills Workshops
An evidence-based virtual workshop run by trained peer-facilitators, designed to support carers in their role, providing practical skills to support a loved one progress in their recovery. Find out more
Emerging Recovery Program
This eight-week virtual skills-based program will help you to re-engage with your healthy self. You’ll work on your thoughts and feelings about your body and food, and find renewed hope for recovery. find out more
Webinar Workshop for carers: Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery (UEDR)
Hosted by specialist counsellors on our National Helpline, Butterfly’s Webinar Workshop for carers offers skills and support for friends and family caring for someone experiencing body image issues or an eating disorder. find out more
Single Session Consultation – In The Wings
In the Wings provides a free single session assessment with psychoeducation for people waitlisted for eating disorder treatment under an Eating Disorders Treatment Plan (EDTP) or Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP). find out more
One-to-one support in Tasmania
Our Hobart team can provide you with general support and referrals to local health professionals and services. For more information please contact us Mondays – Wednesdays on 0474 004 443 or email us at RSS@butterfly.org.au.
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Our Helpline can direct you to resources or just provide support when you need it.
Whether you need support for yourself or someone you care about, call our free and confidential Helpline on 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673), chat online or email.