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30 Aug 2019

Butterfly National Helpline trials new technology to enhance service

Butterfly Foundation’s National Helpline is looking at ways to ensure it meets the needs of people experiencing an eating disorder both now and into the future, through collaboration in a trial of an online tool, the InnoWell Platform, with Innowell and the University of Sydney.

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11 Jun 2019

360,000 Australian men living with an eating disorder

(Sydney) Tuesday, 11 June 2019 – The Butterfly Foundation has called for an urgent change to language and awareness this Men’s Health Week (June 10-16) for anyone who plays a role in a young man’s life to stop increasing levels of body dissatisfaction among Australian boys.

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02 Jun 2019

Butterfly joins in the global call ‘Eating Disorders Can’t Afford to Wait’

2 June 2019 – Butterfly is asking all of Australia to #ShowUsYourPurple in support of the two million cares of people living with an eating disorder, for this year’s World Eating Disorders Action Day (WEDAD) on Sunday 2 June 2019.

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01 Jun 2019

Butterfly applauds $5m Federal Budget investment into Eating Disorder Research

1 June 2019 – Butterfly Foundation welcomes the Federal Minister for Health, Minister Greg Hunt’s announcement of $5M to fund two major research projects for ground breaking research into eating disorders.

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29 May 2019

A new era for Tasmania eating disorder services

Butterfly Foundation is taking a whole-of-community approach with the launch of enhanced eating disorder recovery, support and referral services across Tasmania, thanks to $400,000 in funding from the Tasmanian Government.

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29 May 2019

Leadership is key to the successful delivery of reform for eating disorders

29 May 2019 – The Butterfly Foundation has extended its congratulations to Minister Greg Hunt on his reappointment as Minister for Health and looks forward to the continued recognition of, and investment in, the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians by the Federal Government.

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05 May 2019

Two million carers in Australia need care too

Sunday, 5 May 2019 – The Butterfly Foundation has today launched its 2019 Maydays campaign, highlighting the struggle of more than two million people in Australia caring for someone with an eating disorder.

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03 Apr 2019

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.

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02 Apr 2019

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.

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26 Mar 2019

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.

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17 Mar 2019

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.

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04 Mar 2019

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.

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