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16 Dec 2020

New practice standards for health practitioners to change the landscape for eating disorders

Ahead of a credentialing system for health practitioners treating eating disorders, the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) has just released clinical practice and training standards for mental health professionals and dietitians.

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07 Dec 2020

A matter of life or death: Critical funds needed to open Australia’s first eating disorder residential recovery centre

$2.5 million needed to open Wandi Nerida and start delivering life-saving care for Australians with these severe and complex mental illnesses, regardless of their financial status.

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18 Nov 2020

Meet KIT: World First Body Image Chatbot

Today we introduce our new body image and eating disorder chatbot KIT! A collaboration between Butterfly and Monash and Swinburne University researchers to help you understand body image or eating concerns fro yourself or a loved one. KIT is available 24/7 to chat whenever & wherever you need support.

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06 Nov 2020

Butterfly Residential Care to solely operate Wandi Nerida, Australia’s first residential eating disorders treatment facility

In a joint statement released today, Butterfly Foundation and endED announced that endED, a Sunshine Coast-based Charity for eating disorders, will hand over its interest and shares in Wandi Nerida. The Butterfly Foundation will focus on the operation of Wandi Nerida and is expected to start recruiting for staff later this year. endED will concentrate on the development of a stepped care facility to support Wandi Nerida and those affected by eating disorders.

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23 Sep 2020

MBS item numbers for eating disorders – benefits, concerns, and recommendations

Butterfly Foundation, the national charity for eating disorders and body image concerns, today launched the results of a community survey about the Medicare Item Numbers for Eating Disorders, including recommendations to further support people to access the help they need.

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16 Sep 2020

Urgent Need for Eating Disorder Support Backed by Federal Government

We are delighted to announce the $450k additional funding from the Federal Government to support the significant increase in demand to its national Helpline as a result of COVID-19.

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04 Sep 2020

Body Image Concerns & Eating Disorders Exacerbated by COVID-19

This year’s Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW), (6 to 12 September), is more important than ever for over one million Australians living with an eating disorder, as well as many more with body image concerns, as they struggle with the restrictions of COVID-19. 

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26 Aug 2020

Australia’s first residential eating disorders treatment facility gifted with an Undumbi Tribal name

In a naming ceremony held today on the Sunshine Coast, local Elders of the Kabi Kabi Nation presented the new residence with a traditional name from the Kabi Kabi people, ‘Wandi Nerida’, which means ‘Gather Together and Blossom’

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23 Jul 2020

Talking Helps to support marginalised people with eating disorders and body image issues

Butterfly launches its ‘Talking Helps’ campaign to encourage the one million Australians living with an eating disorder to seek support, especially those who are further discriminated against due to their gender, sexual orientation or cultural background

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17 Jun 2020

Butterfly Gives a Voice to Eating Disorder Sufferers and their Stories with Launch of National Podcast

Butterfly is proud to launch the ‘Butterfly: Let’s Talk’ Podcast to increase awareness of eating disorders as serious mental illnesses and to tackle associated stigma.

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02 Jun 2020

People with lived experience invited to #ShareYourStory this World Eating Disorders Action Day on 2 June

Eating Disorder Alliance of Australia (EDAA), representing the voice of lived experience for eating disorders across Australia, invites people to Share Your Story.

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18 May 2020

Eating disorders thrive in isolation: COVID-19 delivers a perfect storm for 280,000 regional and remote Australian sufferers

Butterfly is proud to launch its MAYDAYS 2020 campaign #PushingPastPostcodes to highlight the daily battle for treatment and support of more than 280,000 Australians living with an eating disorder in regional, remote, and very remote communities.

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