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Butterfly's Advice for the Community: NETFLIX Film "To The Bone"

NETFLIX will be releasing the film To The Bone, on the 14th July.

This film follows the journey of a 20 year old female who is living with anorexia nervosa. At present, only the trailer has been released.

Butterfly has received enquiries and comments around this film from the community, some showing concern. We have put together some helpful information to answer your questions, guide appropriate conversation and encourage safe viewing.

We ask you to share this information with friends, family and your networks. 

Download "To The Bone" Information Sheet

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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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