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21 Nov 2016

In-community treatment a first for NSW Young People with Eating Disorders

Australia's leading organisation for treatment of eating disorders, the Butterfly Foundation, has jointly launched with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, NSW’s first in-community [outside hospital] treatment facility for young people with eating disorders.

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10 Oct 2016

Mental Health Week 2016

This week is Mental Health Week, an important reminder to all Australians that we need to continue to raise much needed awareness about mental health, and to promote social and emotional well-being in our communities.

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18 Jul 2016

David Murray AO leads business innovation for Butterfly’s long-term sustainability

Butterfly Foundation welcomes the announcement by the Future Generation Global Company (FGG) that they will be donating $4.7 million to Australian children and youth charities working in mental health for the financial year end 30 June 2016.

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27 Jun 2016

PM’s Mental Health Commitment Gives Hope To People With Eating Disorders

Today’s $192 million suicide prevention announcement by the Prime Minister is an investment in the mental health and recovery of one million Australians with an eating disorder.

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27 May 2016

Upcoming Twitter Chat for World Eating Disorders Day

We want to encourage all our Butterfly supporters on Twitter to join us this coming Thursday, June 2nd, for a TWEETCHAT!

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16 May 2016

Health System for all Australians, not just some

Butterfly Foundation is sounding the MAYDAY alarm for more than 700,000 Australians failed by our health system. The current system is failing people with eating disorders, who are unable to get the necessary life-saving treatment.

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15 Mar 2016

ABC ‘Naked As’ week gets under Australia’s skin

Butterfly Foundation congratulates the ABC for tackling Australia’s obsession with our bodies, a high-risk factor contributing to the growing prevalence of eating disorders in Australia today, with a million people living with these serious mental illnesses.

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02 Dec 2015

Australia is going backwards on national youth body image

Young Australians have again identified body image as one of their top three personal concerns – for the sixth year in a row in Mission Australia’s 2015 National Youth Survey.

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26 Nov 2015

Mental health system reform proposal a precondition for treating eating disorders

26 November, 2015 ― Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement of a mental health reform package is a necessary step for proper treatment of approximately 1 million Australian’s currently suffering from an eating disorder.

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10 Sep 2015

New stream of funding supports sustainable response to eating disorders

The Butterfly Foundation is soon to receive a new stream of funding through the innovative Future Generation Global Company (FGG). FGG is Australia’s first internationally focused listed investment company, giving its investors access to selected global fund managers while allowing them to help to change the lives of young Australians affected by mental illness.

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29 Jun 2015

The Butterfly Foundation welcomes support of innovative investment company

Today a new listed investment company was announced, the Future Generation Global Company, with a significant distinction. This listed investment company (LiC) aims to give investors access to selected global fund managers while changing the lives of young Australians affected by mental illness.

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18 Jun 2015

The Butterfly Foundation supports a focus on health, not weight

Tess Holliday has recently become a global phenomenon as the first size 26 (Australian) model to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency. Tess calls herself a ‘body positive activist’ however it seems not everyone sees her that way, with the 29 year old receiving some harsh feedback on social media and sparking public discussion around body image, obesity and what it means to be living a healthy lifestyle.

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