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26 Aug 2020

Australia’s first residential eating disorders treatment facility gifted with an Undumbi Tribal name

In a naming ceremony held today on the Sunshine Coast, local Elders of the Kabi Kabi Nation presented the new residence with a traditional name from the Kabi Kabi people, ‘Wandi Nerida’, which means ‘Gather Together and Blossom’

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23 Jul 2020

Talking Helps to support marginalised people with eating disorders and body image issues

Butterfly launches its ‘Talking Helps’ campaign to encourage the one million Australians living with an eating disorder to seek support, especially those who are further discriminated against due to their gender, sexual orientation or cultural background

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17 Jun 2020

Butterfly Gives a Voice to Eating Disorder Sufferers and their Stories with Launch of National Podcast

Butterfly is proud to launch the ‘Butterfly: Let’s Talk’ Podcast to increase awareness of eating disorders as serious mental illnesses and to tackle associated stigma.

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02 Jun 2020

People with lived experience invited to #ShareYourStory this World Eating Disorders Action Day on 2 June

Eating Disorder Alliance of Australia (EDAA), representing the voice of lived experience for eating disorders across Australia, invites people to Share Your Story.

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18 May 2020

Eating disorders thrive in isolation: COVID-19 delivers a perfect storm for 280,000 regional and remote Australian sufferers

Butterfly is proud to launch its MAYDAYS 2020 campaign #PushingPastPostcodes to highlight the daily battle for treatment and support of more than 280,000 Australians living with an eating disorder in regional, remote, and very remote communities.

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29 Apr 2020

Eating disorder organisations to present a united voice on behalf of lived experience

Eating Disorder Alliance of Australia (EDAA) formed to represent the voice of consumers, carers and health care professionals.

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04 Feb 2020

Mum of young adult with an eating disorder will facilitate new workshop for carers in Hobart

Hobart mum Rebecca knows the importance of caring for the carers of loved ones with an eating disorder. From her own lived experience, she knows all too well that carers can benefit from specialist skills to combat this often complex condition.

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16 Jan 2020

Residential Clinical and Operations Directors and Project Manager appointed for endED Butterfly House

Butterfly Foundation today announced significant staff appointments for endED Butterfly House – Australia’s first of its kind community centre for the treatment of eating disorders, based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

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05 Dec 2019

Instagram & Butterfly Foundation Announce Research On Social Media’s Impact On Body Image And Create New Teen Campaign #TheWholeMe

5 December, 2019 (SYDNEY, AUS) - Body image is one of the top concerns for young Australians, and Instagram is committed to combating the pressure to appear “perfect” online. Today in partnership with the Butterfly Foundation, we’re announcing #TheWholeMe — an empowering new campaign for teens and adults to support positive use of social media and sharing their lives in ways that feel comfortable and authentic.

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28 Nov 2019

Body image concerns need national response for young Australians

For the eighth year in a row, young Australians have rated body image issues as one of the top four concerns in Mission Australia’s National Youth survey.

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06 Nov 2019

Response by the eating disorder sector to SMH/Age article on Medicare Reform for Eating Disorders, 30 October 2019

Response by the eating disorder sector to SMH/Age article on Medicare Reform for Eating Disorders, 30 October 2019

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31 Oct 2019

Medicare for eating disorders goes LIVE 1 November

People with eating disorders including anorexia nervosa will soon be able to access new Medicare services to help manage these complex conditions.

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