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06 Nov 2020

Butterfly Residential Care to solely operate Wandi Nerida, Australia’s first residential eating disorders treatment facility

In a joint statement released today, Butterfly Foundation and endED announced that endED, a Sunshine Coast-based Charity for eating disorders, will hand over its interest and shares in Wandi Nerida. The Butterfly Foundation will focus on the operation of Wandi Nerida and is expected to start recruiting for staff later this year. endED will concentrate on the development of a stepped care facility to support Wandi Nerida and those affected by eating disorders.

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23 Sep 2020

MBS item numbers for eating disorders – benefits, concerns, and recommendations

Butterfly Foundation, the national charity for eating disorders and body image concerns, today launched the results of a community survey about the Medicare Item Numbers for Eating Disorders, including recommendations to further support people to access the help they need.

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16 Sep 2020

Urgent Need for Eating Disorder Support Backed by Federal Government

We are delighted to announce the $450k additional funding from the Federal Government to support the significant increase in demand to its national Helpline as a result of COVID-19.

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04 Sep 2020

Body Image Concerns & Eating Disorders Exacerbated by COVID-19

This year’s Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW), (6 to 12 September), is more important than ever for over one million Australians living with an eating disorder, as well as many more with body image concerns, as they struggle with the restrictions of COVID-19. 

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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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