The Butterfly Foundation offers free, accessible support to anyone needing guidance with an eating disorder (ED). Services include counselling, referral, support, psycho-education and guidance via telephone, web chat, online support groups and email.
Butterfly celebrates health, well-being and diversity. Through their service, Butterfly Foundation wishes to bring a change in culture and to support and help Australians who have eating disorders and negative body image.
Who is Butterfly for?
The service is appropriate for use by clinicians, teachers, coaches (anyone working with groups vulnerable to ED and body image experiences), those going through an ED or in the process of developing an ED, anyone caring for someone with an ED or concerned their loved one might be developing an ED.
Is there a cost to use Butterfly?
How to access Butterfly's services
Butterfly's Support Line (1800 33 4673) and web counselling service operate from 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday.
Butterfly Research and Evaluation
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.