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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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25 Sep 2019

Minister Hunt breaks ground at endED Butterfly House – Australia’s first community residential eating disorder treatment facility

Australian Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt has turned the first sod of earth at endED Butterfly House – Australia’s first community-based residential eating disorder facility. This significant moment signposts the culmination of efforts by the Federal Government, Butterfly and endED to deliver holistic, multi-disciplinary residential care to Australians within Australia.

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02 Sep 2019

Butterfly Foundation Calls Upon Australians to ‘Be a Voice for Change’ to Make Body Image Concerns a National Priority

Today marks the official launch of the Butterfly Foundation’s 2019 ‘Love Your Body Week’ campaign. In association with corporate partner Sportsgirl, Butterfly is this year calling upon 10,000 Australians to make their voices heard via the national 2019 Body Esteem survey.

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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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