The Butterfly Foundation - Help with eating disorders

If you are seeking help with an eating disorder for yourself, or for another person, you may find The Butterfly Foundation to be of help. I have included some information from their site and links to their website. They have asked to share their information on social media, in order to be of assistance to a wide range of people.

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 ED HOPE Service that includes support over the phone, via email and online. ED HOPE 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.

Support Programs

Butterfly offer a number of support programs for people that are currently suffering from an eating disorder and who need additional help through their recovery. These programs also offer care and support for parents and family members of those suffering from an eating disorder, giving guidance, tools and strategies to dealing with this serious and often complex illness.

Butterfly’s support programs are offered in conjunction and partnership with other treatment that individuals may currently be receiving. We do not recommend replacing current treatment with our Support Programs but encourage a combination of services for the individual.

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The Butterfly Foundation - Eating Disorders Online Counselling

Butterfly Foundation offers free, secure, confidential, one-on-one web counselling as part of its National ED HOPE Service.

Butterfly web counselling is a live, one-to-one counselling service over the internet to anyone who is concerned about an eating disorder, disordered eating or body image problems. You will be able to communicate privately with a professional counsellor from your keyboard, using text. Like our telephone and email service, it is free, secure and confidential. You can give your name, or remain anonymous.

Web counselling is open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST (except public holidays). While we try to provide an unlimited service when possible, please be aware that at times of peak usage, we may have to limit the length of your web chat to 20 minutes.

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