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. Find out more about how we can support you.
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.
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
Whether you are experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue or know someone who is, Butterfly is here to support you.
Connect with and learn from others – for people experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue, and their friends, carers and families.
Do you need guidance or tools for dealing with an eating disorder? Our support programs help you build up the skills and strategies you need to deal with the challenges – whether you are a friend of family member, or someone experiencing an eating disorder and wanting to recover.
Search Butterfly’s Referral Database to find health professionals and services with an understanding of eating disorders around Australia.
Contact our Helpline.
Eating disorders are serious mental health issues, and there are at least seven different types of eating disorders.
Body image can affect how we are in the world and it’s normal for body image to change. Developing and modelling healthy body image can support physical and mental wellbeing, while negative body image can result in harmful thoughts or behaviours.
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.