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05 May 2019

Two million carers in Australia need care too

Sunday, 5 May 2019 – The Butterfly Foundation has today launched its 2019 Maydays campaign, highlighting the struggle of more than two million people in Australia caring for someone with an eating disorder.

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03 Apr 2019

Federal Budget invests in key areas of Mental Health

Wednesday 3 April 2019 – Butterfly Foundation welcomes key investments in mental health announced by the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, in the 2019-20 Federal Budget.

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02 Apr 2019

A new reality for Australians living with eating disorders

Tuesday 2 April 2019 – Today it was announced Butterfly Foundation will coordinate the delivery of six in-community residential treatment facilities for eating disorders under the Australia Government’s 2019-20 Federal Budget commitment of $70.2 million.

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26 Mar 2019

Butterfly Asks Carers To Share Their Experience

26 March, 2019 - Butterfly launches the 'Caring For Someone With An Eating Disorder' survey to better understand the experience and needs of carers supporting a loved one with an eating disorder.

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17 Mar 2019

Australian advocacy for eating disorders recognised on International stage

Sunday 17 March 2019 – Today, Butterfly Foundation is celebrating global recognition of its ongoing advocacy in Australia and internationally by accepting the Academy of Eating Disorders award for Leadership, Public Service and Advocacy.

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04 Mar 2019

Butterfly Foundation – A reflection of our journey together

Butterfly was born in 2002, out of a Mother's dedication to find support for her two daughters support and vision to help all Australians in need. Together, with the community's support, we have made an undeniable impact on the face and future of eating disorders prevention and treatment in Australia.

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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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