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01 Mar 2019

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.

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20 Feb 2019

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.

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26 Dec 2018

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.

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09 Dec 2018

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.

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29 Oct 2018

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.

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26 Sep 2018

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.

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05 Sep 2018

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.

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03 Sep 2018

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.

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19 Jul 2018

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.

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13 Jul 2018

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.

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13 Jun 2018

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.

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01 Jun 2018

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.

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