Federal Budget invests in key areas of Mental Health
Wednesday 3 April 2019 – Butterfly Foundation welcomes key investments in mental health announced by the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, in the 2019-20 Federal Budget.
A new reality for Australians living with eating disorders
Tuesday 2 April 2019 – Today it was announced Butterfly Foundation will coordinate the delivery of six in-community residential treatment facilities for eating disorders under the Australia Government’s 2019-20 Federal Budget commitment of $70.2 million.
Butterfly Asks Carers To Share Their Experience
26 March, 2019 - Butterfly launches the 'Caring For Someone With An Eating Disorder' survey to better understand the experience and needs of carers supporting a loved one with an eating disorder.
Australian advocacy for eating disorders recognised on International stage
Sunday 17 March 2019 – Today, Butterfly Foundation is celebrating global recognition of its ongoing advocacy in Australia and internationally by accepting the Academy of Eating Disorders award for Leadership, Public Service and Advocacy.
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.