Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People Get Eating Disorders & Body Image Issues Too
Butterfly Foundation has today launched its #EveryBODYisDeadly campaign to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to talk about body image and eating concerns and reach out to Butterfly for culturally safe support. One in ten Australians will at some stage experience an eating disorder, and many more will experience body image concerns. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience these issues at similar rates to the wider Australian population, with 30% of young people—including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people – saying they’re very concerned about their body image.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’
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
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.
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.