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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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14 Oct 2014

Victorian Government leads on a whole-of-government approach to Eating Disorders Strategy

On Thursday 9 October, the Minister for Mental Health in Victoria, Mary Woolridge, launched Victoria’s inaugural Eating Disorders Strategy. The Coalition Government’s investment of more than $10 million into the strategy aims to improve treatment and support for Victorian people with an eating disorder, their families and carers.

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03 Oct 2014

Congratulations to our Women of Influence for 2014

The Butterfly Foundation would like to congratulate several of this year’s recipients of the 100 Women of Influence Awards for their outstanding contribution and ongoing support of eating disorders in Australia.

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04 Sep 2014

Australian Parliament takes a significant step forward in tackling the impact of Eating Disorders

Australian Parliament takes a significant step forward in tackling the impact of Eating Disorders Federal Parliament has resolutely moved forward in addressing the devastating impact and needs of eating disorders, collectively backing Senator Penny Wright’s motion recognising the significant socio-economic costs and the need to prioritise these deadly mental illnesses as an urgent health issue.

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25 Aug 2014

NSW Coronial Inquiry links eating disorders and suicide

I’m with you today to call for a greater level of vigilance from all Australians, following today’s historic findings by the NSW Coroner that anorexia nervosa was a foundational component of a young woman’s suicide.

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18 Aug 2014

Butterfly’s 1st Eating Disorders treatment service opens

Butterfly Foundation today launched the Butterfly Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for eating disorders, bringing to Australia for the first time the internationally renowned Monte Nido treatment program.

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