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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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20 Oct 2021

Butterfly urges people to think before you “shame” your lockdown body

As many Australians emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns, Butterfly Foundation, the national charity for eating disorders and body image issues, is issuing a plea to consider disordered eating and body image issues when posting memes, jokes and commentary around weight gain, needing to lose weight, or extreme dieting.

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18 Oct 2021

NSW State Government to Fund Participants at Wandi Nerida – Australia’s First Eating Disorder Recovery Facility

NSW Deputy Minister and Minister for Mental Health, Bronwyn Taylor, MP, today announced a $130m package for mental health, including $16.5m for supporting those with an eating disorder over four years - $474,000 of which will cover the cost for NSW participants to attend Australia’s first dedicated recovery centre for eating disorders.

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14 Oct 2021

Butterfly podcast honoured with MHS Journalism Award

The little podcast that could, launched only a year ago, is growing by leaps as it offers community, information, tips for recovery, and stories of hope for people struggling with body image issues and eating disorders.

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06 Sep 2021

Eating disorder organisations unite to warn against harmful diet culture messaging, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 and lockdowns persist, this year’s Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW),6 to 12 September, proves to be incredibly important for over one million Australians living with an eating disorder, as well as many more with body image concerns.

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