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23 Jun 2022

Gymnastics Australia announces new collaboration with Butterfly Foundation

Butterfly Foundation CEO Kevin Barrow, said “Butterfly is pleased to be partnering with Gymnastics Australia to support some of the work they doing to promote positive body image within the sport. Body image issues, which can lead to eating disorders and many other mental health challenges, are prevalent in many sports. It’s encouraging to see Gymnastics Australia taking this important first step.”

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02 Jun 2022

Butterfly joins global effort to support carers on World Eating Disorders Action Day this year

With some eating disorder presentations increasing by 63% as a result of the pandemic, carers are facing stress, anguish and burnout like never before.

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31 May 2022

In the Wings – free one-off psychology session for eating disorders

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25 May 2022

Butterfly enlists QMS to spotlight eating disorders as a mental illness that kills more people than the national road toll

An outdoor media campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders – a mental illness that kills more people than the national road toll – has been launched this week by Butterfly Foundation in collaboration with QMS Media.

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11 May 2022

20 years of advovacy, treatment and prevention – Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders and body image issues sets its sights on The Next 20

Butterfly launches new campaign celebrating its 20th anniversary and setting the agenda for the next 20 years of treatment and prevention of eating disorders and body image issues in Australia.

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30 Mar 2022

Butterfly welcomes $24.3m funding announcement for eating disorders

Butterfly Foundation, the national organisation for eating disorders and body image issues, acknowledges the Federal Government budget announcement of $24.3 million for people with eating disorders and their families, as announced in the Australian Government’s 2022-23 budget.

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01 Mar 2022

New primary school program proven to support positive body image in pupils

A pilot evaluation of Butterfly Body Bright, whole of primary school body image program, shows statistically significant improvements after just one lesson.

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02 Feb 2022

New research from Butterfly Foundation highlights impact of social media

Instagram partners with Butterfly to launch #BodyKindOnline featuring five top creators

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25 Jan 2022

Butterfly Foundation acknowledges tremendous support from Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt as he retires from politics

As Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announces his retirement from politics at the next Federal election, Butterfly expresses gratitude for his tireless efforts in driving support and systemic change to the national landscape of eating disorders.

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08 Dec 2021

Butterfly releases new research findings to break down the stigma of eating disorders

Butterfly’s Christmas appeal – ‘An Eating Disorder Looks Like Me’ – challenges prevailing stereotypes to show eating disorders don’t have a specific ‘look’ - whether it be body shape, age, cultural background, gender, socio-economic status or even eating disorder presentation

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02 Dec 2021

Butterfly Foundation appoints Edelman as communications partner

Butterfly Foundation – Australia’s leading organisation advocating for the needs of people living with eating disorders and body image issues – has engaged Edelman to provide services ranging from strategic media relations, executive communications and thought leadership to media training, content creation and events.

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24 Nov 2021

Comprehensive literature review of COVID impact on eating disorders has implications for care

The review, which found that young people and those with existing eating-related issues were most at risk of being impacted by COVID-19, supports Butterfly’s launch of an eating disorder-specific Help Hub – a purpose-built resource to support the mental health of people living with eating disorders and disordered eating.

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