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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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05 Apr 2018

Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders announces their new ambassador Mia Findlay

Thursday 5th April – Today, Butterfly Foundation is excited to announce and introduce their new ambassador, Mia Findlay.

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26 Mar 2018

Butterfly joins the urgent call for redesigned mental health services for eating disorders

Monday 26th March – Today, Butterfly Foundation will join with others who support those with a lived experience of mental illness, calling for a redesign of the Australian mental health system.

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15 Mar 2018

eSafety & Mental Health Steering Group Call To Action – #NDA2018

Thursday 15th March – With the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence approaching on 16 March, the eSafety and Mental Health Steering Group is urging Australians to understand the realities of cyberbullying and its nexus to online wellbeing.

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27 Feb 2018

Butterfly Foundation National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE expands hours of operation for eating disorders

Wednesday 28th February – Butterfly Foundation, Australia’s national organisation for eating disorders, today announces the expansion of the Butterfly National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE (1800 33 4673), with services now available from 8:00am to midnight AEST (daylight savings adjusted), seven days a week. This increase in hours commences on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

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09 Feb 2018

Butterfly Asks Australians To Share The Cost Of Eating Disorders

8 February, 2017 - Butterfly Research Institute (BRI) launches 'The Cost Of Eating Disorders' survey to better understand the financial impact on an individual and family when treating an eating disorder in Australia.

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23 Jan 2018

Australia and the UK are writing the same story on steroid abuse

23rd January 2018 - Steroids have been the #1 most commonly injected drug in Australia for the past 6 years 1. Even more alarming, is the drive behind steroid use being strongly linked to aesthetics. What does this mean? Australia’s use of steroids highlights major body image concerns nation-wide.

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21 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas & Thank You from our CEO

As 2017 comes to an end, it is a great time to reflect on the incredible achievements made this year in the eating disorders and mental health sector.

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18 Dec 2017

Christmas Message from The Hon Greg Hunt MP

"Whilst Christmas is an incredibly important time for family and friends, for some it can be difficult, particularly those who have eating disorders. The pressures and expectations can magnify some of the great challenges we have." - The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

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30 Nov 2017

Tips to help keep the Christmas season in perspective.

Food can play a significant role in festive celebrations. Find ways in the lead-up to the day itself to catch up with people outside of food events and celebrate in your own way. If Christmas has spiritual significance for you, what can you do to honour or express this?

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16 Nov 2017

Want to be part of Butterfly’s Male Body Esteem Project?

16 NOVEMBER, 2017 - Butterfly is calling for young people to contribute our Body Esteem Project for Males.

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