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15 Mar 2016

ABC ‘Naked As’ week gets under Australia’s skin

Butterfly Foundation congratulates the ABC for tackling Australia’s obsession with our bodies, a high-risk factor contributing to the growing prevalence of eating disorders in Australia today, with a million people living with these serious mental illnesses.

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02 Dec 2015

Australia is going backwards on national youth body image

Young Australians have again identified body image as one of their top three personal concerns – for the sixth year in a row in Mission Australia’s 2015 National Youth Survey.

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26 Nov 2015

Mental health system reform proposal a precondition for treating eating disorders

26 November, 2015 ― Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement of a mental health reform package is a necessary step for proper treatment of approximately 1 million Australian’s currently suffering from an eating disorder.

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10 Sep 2015

New stream of funding supports sustainable response to eating disorders

The Butterfly Foundation is soon to receive a new stream of funding through the innovative Future Generation Global Company (FGG). FGG is Australia’s first internationally focused listed investment company, giving its investors access to selected global fund managers while allowing them to help to change the lives of young Australians affected by mental illness.

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29 Jun 2015

The Butterfly Foundation welcomes support of innovative investment company

Today a new listed investment company was announced, the Future Generation Global Company, with a significant distinction. This listed investment company (LiC) aims to give investors access to selected global fund managers while changing the lives of young Australians affected by mental illness.

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18 Jun 2015

The Butterfly Foundation supports a focus on health, not weight

Tess Holliday has recently become a global phenomenon as the first size 26 (Australian) model to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency. Tess calls herself a ‘body positive activist’ however it seems not everyone sees her that way, with the 29 year old receiving some harsh feedback on social media and sparking public discussion around body image, obesity and what it means to be living a healthy lifestyle.

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29 May 2015

At Home with Eating Disorders Conference 2015 – Setting the National Agenda #myreality

Good morning – what an incredible gathering of so many of us - coming together to share our stories, learn from our speakers presenters and each other, and to be a collective voice of those who care for someone with an eating disorder.

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17 Apr 2015

They Listened – 1 Million Australians with Eating Disorders recognised by National Mental Health Commission Review

Butterfly Foundation CEO, Christine Morgan has applauded the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services – prepared by the National Mental Health Commission for the Australian Government – saying it is a significant milestone for the million Australians who are impacted by eating disorders.

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17 Mar 2015

Exploitation goes out of fashion

Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s leading organisation for eating disorders and body image, applauds France for taking strong measures against the exploitation of unhealthy and underweight models in advertising. This unethical business practice has had a devastating impact on its workforce and its consumers.

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19 Dec 2014

NSW Mental Health Commission’s Living Well Strategic Plan Addresses Eating Disorders

The Butterfly Foundation welcomes the release of the NSW Mental Health Commission’s Living Well: Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. The plan sets out actions and future directions for reform of the mental health system in NSW, and includes a direct commitment to improving the treatment and prevention of eating disorders.

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02 Dec 2014

Body image continues to be a top three concern for young Australians

For the fifth year in a row, young Australians have rated body image as one of their top three concern in Mission Australia’s National Youth survey.

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26 Nov 2014

Senator Penny Wright Delivers Speech in the Senate: Photoshop, Body Image & Mental Health

Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (22:07): Tonight I am going to speak about an issue which has troubled me for some time. I know it is of concern to many people in this place and throughout Australia. Poor body image is becoming an increasingly common mental health issue all around this country.

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