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.
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.
New research from Butterfly Foundation highlights impact of social media
Instagram partners with Butterfly to launch #BodyKindOnline featuring five top creators
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Statement on the release of SBS Documentary “What does Australia really think about obesity?”
Members of the Eating Disorder Alliance of Australia (EDAA) in conjunction with Health at Every Size (HAES) Australia, are aware of a new documentary set to broadcast on September 1 2021 called “What Do Australians Really Think About Obesity?”. The show will air the results of a national survey on attitudes towards larger bodied Australians.