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.
The power of men’s voices inspires help-seeking for eating disorders
Saturday 2nd June – Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day. This is a day we collectively shine a spotlight on the needs of those around the world living with an eating disorder. This year we continue to be focused on breaking down the stigma associated with eating disorders and the barriers to help-seeking associated with these complex, potentially fatal mental illnesses.
Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders announces their new ambassador Mia Findlay
Thursday 5th April – Today, Butterfly Foundation is excited to announce and introduce their new ambassador, Mia Findlay.
Butterfly joins the urgent call for redesigned mental health services for eating disorders
Monday 26th March – Today, Butterfly Foundation will join with others who support those with a lived experience of mental illness, calling for a redesign of the Australian mental health system.
eSafety & Mental Health Steering Group Call To Action – #NDA2018
Thursday 15th March – With the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence approaching on 16 March, the eSafety and Mental Health Steering Group is urging Australians to understand the realities of cyberbullying and its nexus to online wellbeing.