National Survey finds that more than 1 in 3 Australians are unhappy with the way they look
Monday 3rd September – Today sees the launch of the first national ‘Insights In Body Esteem’ Report produced by The Butterfly Research Institute with support from corporate partner Sportsgirl. As a result of the report, the Butterfly Foundation is calling on every Australian to play their part in changing how we talk about our bodies and others this Love Your Body Week, 3rd -9th September.
Butterfly Foundation calls for equal access to eating disorder treatment at today’s Senate Committee Public Hearing on rural and remote mental health
Thursday 19th July– The Butterfly Foundation will present today at a public hearing, alongside other mental health organisations and service providers, on the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.
endED Butterfly House, Australia’s first national residential eating disorder treatment facility, announced for the Sunshine Coast
Friday 13th July– Butterfly Foundation and endED applaud today’s announcement by Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt and Andrew Wallace MP of $1.5 million funding to support the development of Australia’s first national residential treatment facility for eating disorders. This facility will be located on the Sunshine coast and called endED Butterfly House.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.