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The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends. As a leading national voice in supporting their needs, Butterfly highlights the realities of seeking treatment for recovery, and advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources.

Butterfly operates a National Support Line, which is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders. It also provides a wide range of programs for service providers and recovery groups.

Because Butterfly recognises that eating disorders often arise from poor body image, it delivers a range of Positive Body Image workshops to schools and workplaces through its education program. It has a strong media presence to raise awareness of Butterfly’s perspective in community debates about body image and eating disorders.

Throughout its work Butterfly emphasises the critical importance of prevention and early intervention strategies in limiting the development of, and suffering from, negative body image and eating disorders.  To expand knowledge in this field The Butterfly Research Institute commissions academic research projects and funds PhD research scholarships.

Contact details

The Butterfly Foundation

website: www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

E-mail: info@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Telephone: (Sydney office): 02 9412 4499

Telephone: (Melbourne office): 03 9822 5771

Other relevant website  

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) brings research, expertise and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. It's a one-stop portal to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.