Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Our programs

We’re here to help young people, professionals and parents with specialist programs, workshops, presentations and resources. These address factors that influence negative body image, disordered eating and the development of eating disorders.

Our goal is to raise awareness, empower individuals and communities, reduce stigma and most importantly encourage people to seek support.

resources  TRAINING AND EVENTS

Around 30% of young people say they’re extremely, or very, concerned about their body image

Evidence informed programs

Research shows body dissatisfaction starts in early childhood. School and community-based prevention programs have never been more important.

Prevention programs which focus on risk factors, such as poor body image, internalisation of appearance ideals, bullying and appearance talk and strengthen protective factors including positive self-esteem, coping skills and a balanced approach to nutrition and physical activity, can reduce the impact of body dissatisfaction.

Importantly, our programs are evidence based and are designed to provide practical strategies, skills and resources to support positive body image and healthy behaviours in young Australians.

Reputable leaders in the field of body image

We’ve been working with schools, local councils, sporting bodies and community organisations since 2006. Our programs have now reached over 930,000 young people and over 8,000 parents and professionals.

As trusted experts in the field of body image and eating disorders, our specialised prevention workshops, presentations and resources for children and young people, professionals and parents focus on:

  • Creating awareness
  • Building resilience
  • Modifiable risk and protective factors
  • Reducing stigma
  • Developing self and body confidence
  • Encouraging help seeking

Schools

Tailored programs to support the whole school community.

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Professionals working with young people

Tailored programs to support organisations working with young people.

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The whole community

Tailored programs to support community members.

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Sporting groups

Tailored programs to support sporting groups.

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Love Your Body Week for Schools

Love Your Body Week for Schools is a free campaign that runs every September. It invites all Australians working in primary and secondary schools, as well as other youth organisations, to come together to celebrate diversity and build body confidence in young people.

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Butterfly Body Bright

Butterfly Body Bright is a whole of primary school body image program for all Australian primary schools. Currently in development, it will include information, resources and online training to create a healthy environment in respect to body image, healthy eating and physical activity patterns, and acceptance of diversity in appearance.

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The Butterfly Prevention Team

Our Prevention team are passionate advocates for mental health, with backgrounds in psychology, education, nutrition and health-related disciplines.

All of our presenters have been trained to deliver our education programs in a fun, safe and engaging way. They bring content to life, while sharing personal insights in an appropriate way. They have all been touched, either personally or professionally, by negative body image or an eating disorder and educate from experience to enhance connection and relatability.

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Let’s talk

Find out more about our prevention programs and how we can tailor them to fit the needs of your school, community organisation or group. Email us on education@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au or call 02 8456 3908

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