We’re so glad you’re here. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing an eating or body image issue – or even if you’re not quite sure if that’s the case -we’re here for you.
We support and advocate for all people in Australia impacted by eating or body image issues whatever your age, gender, sexuality, cultural background, religion or disability.
Our service doesn’t provide crisis support or medical help.
If you or someone you know is in crisis please call either:
Police & Ambulance: 000
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Eating disorders are serious mental health issues, and there are at least seven different types of eating disorders.
Body image can affect how we engage with the world and it’s normal for body image to fluctuate. Developing and modelling body image can support physical and mental wellbeing, while negative body image can result in harmful thoughts or behaviours.
Whether you are experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue, or know someone who is, Butterfly is here to support you.
Are you looking for practitioner referrals, information or resources about eating disorders or body image, or specialist counselling support? Contact our National Helpline or talk to us on our webchat.
Connect with others and learn new skills and strategies – for people experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue, and their friends, carers and families.
Our Helpline can provide referrals to health professionals and services with an understanding of eating disorders around Australia. Contact our Helpline.
Our outpatient programs in Sydney trial new models of care.
It’s normal to feel worried and uncertain with how to talk about eating disorders. Find out more about how to approach someone.
Communicating your concern with your child about eating, body image or dieting behaviour can be difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.
Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of disordered eating behaviours. We can provide early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people.
Our National Helpline can support professionals with general guidance on eating disorders and service options. Find out how our Helpline can assist professionals like you.
Share your lived experience of an eating disorder or body image issue – or as a carer – with others and read other people’s stories about recovery and about the journey. Share your story, or read the stories of others.