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South Australia supporting young people's body confidence

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With thanks to Variety – The Children’s Charity, Butterfly Education is bringing its unique range of whole community programs to 4 communities around SA during Semester 1 of 2018.      

We are currently accepting ‘Expressions of Interest’ from youth and community organisations and local councils who wish to be considered for this heavily subsidised opportunity.

A whole community approach

Targeting young people, parents/carers and professionals, Butterfly Education’s programs address modifiable risk and protective factors underpinning the development of disordered eating and eating disorders: including self-esteem, body image, thin ideal internalisation and weight based teasing and bullying.     

The services provided in each of the 4 locations will include:

  • A heavily subsidised half-day professional development workshop (Body Esteem Educator Training) for educators and professionals working with young people aged 8 to 18
  • A FREE parent and community seminar on supporting body confidence through childhood and adolescence 
  • A FREE ‘Champions for Change’ Youth Day bringing together students in Years 6 to 8 from  local schools  to explore issues around body confidence before developing a student led initiative.

To make these whole community programs successful we are looking for organisations:

  • With a keen interest in supporting their community around the topics of body esteem and early intervention of disordered eating and eating disorders 
  • Connected to strong and established professional and community networks, including schools, to help drive the promotion of key events.

Next Steps

If you would to bring a whole community program to your area please express your interest HERE  

Deadline - 31st September, 2017

For further information contact

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.  


We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›

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. 

We have a range of advice & resources ›