Butterfly Foundation – A reflection of our journey together
Butterfly was born in 2002, out of a Mother's dedication to find support for her two daughters support and vision to help all Australians in need. Together, with the community's support, we have made an undeniable impact on the face and future of eating disorders prevention and treatment in Australia.
Butterfly Announces New CEO
Friday 1 March 2019 – Today marks the start of a new chapter for the Butterfly Foundation, with the departure of Christine Morgan, and the announcement of new CEO Kevin Barrow.
Fast Track to Health Study – a combined response from key players in the eating disorder sector
20 February 2019 –There has been significant media attention and subsequent concerns within our community in relation to the Fast Track research trial being undertaken by the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead) and Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
New eating disorder research to look at children’s relationship with food
Wednesday 26 December 2018 – UK genetics research with the University College London announced this week will examine neuro genetic coding and its potential to determine eating habits in very young children.
Major Medicare reform makes history for eating disorders treatment in Australia
Sunday 9 December 2018 – Today we made history. Families and individuals across the country welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, of the life changing amendment to the Medicare Benefits Scheme to improve access and affordability of appropriate eating disorders treatment across Australia.
Launch of Australia’s first digital body image program for boys
29 October 2018: Today, leading national eating disorder organisation, the Butterfly Foundation, launched RESET - Australia’s first digital body image program for adolescent boys.
Suicide remains a leading cause of death but how many of these are a result of eating disorders?
26 September 2018 - 2017 Causes of death data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today tells us that suicide is again a leading cause of death for Australians.
Instagram launches ‘Own Your Feed’ Campaign in response to body image survey findings
Wednesday 5th September – Today, our CEO Christine Morgan opened Instagram's launch of their new 'Own Your Feed' Campaign.
National Survey finds that more than 1 in 3 Australians are unhappy with the way they look
Monday 3rd September – Today sees the launch of the first national ‘Insights In Body Esteem’ Report produced by The Butterfly Research Institute with support from corporate partner Sportsgirl. As a result of the report, the Butterfly Foundation is calling on every Australian to play their part in changing how we talk about our bodies and others this Love Your Body Week, 3rd -9th September.
Butterfly Foundation calls for equal access to eating disorder treatment at today’s Senate Committee Public Hearing on rural and remote mental health
Thursday 19th July– The Butterfly Foundation will present today at a public hearing, alongside other mental health organisations and service providers, on the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.
endED Butterfly House, Australia’s first national residential eating disorder treatment facility, announced for the Sunshine Coast
Friday 13th July– Butterfly Foundation and endED applaud today’s announcement by Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt and Andrew Wallace MP of $1.5 million funding to support the development of Australia’s first national residential treatment facility for eating disorders. This facility will be located on the Sunshine coast and called endED Butterfly House.
Health Minister announces Australian-first eating disorders trial for Sunshine Coast
Wednesday 13th June – Families across the Sunshine Coast welcomed today’s announcement by Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt of $3.2 million to fund an innovative trial to improve access and affordability of eating disorders treatment.