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.
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.
Eating disorder organisations to present a united voice on behalf of lived experience
Eating Disorder Alliance of Australia (EDAA) formed to represent the voice of consumers, carers and health care professionals.
Mum of young adult with an eating disorder will facilitate new workshop for carers in Hobart
Hobart mum Rebecca knows the importance of caring for the carers of loved ones with an eating disorder. From her own lived experience, she knows all too well that carers can benefit from specialist skills to combat this often complex condition.
Residential Clinical and Operations Directors and Project Manager appointed for endED Butterfly House
Butterfly Foundation today announced significant staff appointments for endED Butterfly House – Australia’s first of its kind community centre for the treatment of eating disorders, based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Instagram & Butterfly Foundation Announce Research On Social Media’s Impact On Body Image And Create New Teen Campaign #TheWholeMe
5 December, 2019 (SYDNEY, AUS) - Body image is one of the top concerns for young Australians, and Instagram is committed to combating the pressure to appear “perfect” online. Today in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, we’re announcing #TheWholeMe — an empowering new campaign for teens and adults to support positive use of social media and sharing their lives in ways that feel comfortable and authentic.