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Christmas Message from The Hon Greg Hunt MP

"Whilst Christmas is an incredibly important time for family and friends, for some it can be difficult, particularly those who have eating disorders. The pressures and expectations can magnify some of the great challenges we have." 
- The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Federal Minister for Health and Sport Greg Hunt sends a special Christmas and thank you message to mental health organisations and those experiencing or caring for someone with an eating disorder.                      



If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing an eating disorder or body image concern you can call
Butterfly’s National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or email or chat to us online here.

For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14

Media Contact: Danielle Cuthbert 

Worried about a friend or someone you care about?

It can be extremely difficult raising the subject of eating disorders with a friend or loved one. To be supportive one needs to learn what to say and what not to say.  


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Concerned parents & carers

Communicating your concern with your child about eating and dieting behaviour can be extremely difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.  


We can help you with recognising issues and what to do. ›

Teachers & Professionals Working with Young People

Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of dis-ordered eating behaviours.  Butterfly Education provides early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people. 

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