Awareness Campaigns

Butterfly organises a range of events and awareness campaigns throughout the year in order to raise essential funds as well as generate understanding of the work we do and why. There is an enormous lack of knowledge in the community surrounding negative body image and eating disorders. The reality is that they are extremely common, affecting an increasing number of people each year. The statistics are quite dire. They are not a lifestyle choice, they are not about food and you cannot tell just by looking at someone if they are suffering.

Therefore these events and awareness campaigns are a fantastic opportunity for people to show their support for a more caring and compassionate Australia as we work together to bring positive change for people suffering from an eating disorder and negative body image.

Support our vision to bring about change to the way in which people with eating disorders receive treatment, are able to access care and how our society views body image by joining us at one of our major events and awareness campaigns throughout the year. Click on the link below to find out more about each campaign and how you can get involved!

 

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week

BIEDAW 2016

Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week (BIEDAW) 2016 aims to raise awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and to also promote body confidence in all Australians. With the support of the community, the campaign hopes to bring about positive social change to current thinking and conversation around these important issues.

Butterfly Education will be kicking off the celebrations with their inaugural Champions for Change Youth Day held in Metro Melbourne on the 6th September. This day will be coordinated by Butterfly in collaboration with the students themselves from MacRobertsons Girls High.

On the 7th September, Butterfly will be working in collaboration with the Northern Sydney Local Health District to highlight the rise in the presentation of eating disorders in males, the increasing impact of social media on body image, how to develop positive body image and how you can make a difference. For details on this event click HERE.

Sportsgirl 2016

 

In partnership with Sportsgirl, Butterfly will launch its Love Your Body Week campaign from 5th-11th September – an activity led by Butterfly as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Click HERE for more details and resources about Love Your Body Week 2016 – because BODY CONFIDENCE IS WORTH CELEBRATING!

Butterfly will also be supporting other organisations across Australia who will be hosting events throughout the week for the local community to get involved in. Make sure you follow Butterfly’s Facebook page for regular updates on these activities. If you wish to host your own awareness or fundraising event, Butterfly is here to support you – please contact Elizabeth.herd@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Support Line

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1800 ED HOPE / 1800 33 4673 Monday–Friday 8am to 9pm AEST or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

 

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Visit the National Eating Disorders Collaboration to find out more about eating disorders in Australia.