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School Workshops, Professional Training and Community Education

Butterfly have created workshops, presentations and resources for young people, professionals and parents which address the factors influencing negative body image, disordered eating and the development of eating disorders. Since 2006, Butterfly Education has reached over 730,00+ young people and over 7,000 parents and professionals.

 

Butterfly Education includes:

  • Presentations and workshops for children and young people                                      
  • Training for professionals and teachers working with young people
  • Workshops for parents
  • Whole school and community programs
  • Campaigns and resources

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Champions for Change Youth Leadership Workshop

Funded by the Victorian State Government, the Champions for Change Youth Leadership workshop aims to empower young people in regional and lower socio-economic areas of Victoria to become community champions and promote positive body image messaging to their peers.

The workshop brings together small groups of year 6 to 8 students from local schools to explore issues around body image before developing a young person led action plan for their school community. 

Also available outside of Victoria (fees apply).

Testimonials:

Interesting to learn about problems that other schools are facing and become aware of things that may be happening around us!

Informative - about issues not only in our society but in our school community.

It really gave us some ideas on body confidence to take back to school.

I liked that we focused on the positives today.

To bring a Champions for Change Youth Leadership Workshop to your area please contact Helen Bird 02 8456 3908 at helen.bird@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au 

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For Young People

Butterfly Education offers prevention focused workshops and presentations directly to young people in Year 3 – Year 12 in schools, youth and community settings and sporting associations.

1 in 5 students globally say they have missed school because they feel they don’t look good enough and 31% of teenagers are withdrawing from classroom debate because they don’t want to draw attention to the way they look. 

More information. 

For Professionals & Teachers

Butterfly Education offers training and development to teachers, youth and community professionals working with young people.

Workshops are prevention focused and provide practitioners with the knowledge, confidence and resources to support positive body esteem and healthy behaviours in young people. They support practitioners to implement awareness and prevention strategies and to provide basic early intervention and referral support. 

More information. 

For Parents

Body image is consistently reported as one of the top three concerns for young people. With society’s increasing obsession with appearance and diet it can be difficult for parents to know how to support positive body image.

Butterfly Education’s parent workshop aims to empower parents so that they feel better equipped to help their child develop and maintain body confidence through their child and adolescent years.

More information. 

For the Whole Community

Butterfly Education has a unique range of workshops, presentations and educational resources to help all members of the community understand the risk and protective factors in the development of eating disorders. In particular, we aim to empower communities to support body confidence in young people in a positive and effective way.

More information

Education Resources & Campaigns

Love Your Body Week for Schools

Love Your Body Week (LYBW) is an annual campaign that runs every September and aims to promote positive body image in all Australians. Butterfly Education would like to extend a massive thank you to the 900+ schools and youth organisations who took part in Love Your Body Week 2019.  We will be doing it all again next year and if you would like to be kept up to date with plans for 2020, all you need to do is contact: education@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

For Boys - RESET - a conversation about boys' body image

RESET is Australia's first digital education program specifically designed to start a deeper conversation with boys about negative body image and eating disorders.

You can find out more about the program and view the trailer HERE

Free to BE

A comprehensive, evidence-based resource produced by the Butterfly Foundation for years 3 to 12. Includes lesson plans, activities and PP presentations. Find out more

Digital Clips

Butterfly has produced a series of short clips which can be used to stimulate discussions within the classroom, youth groups, the workplace or at home.


Fact Sheets & Resources

Access fact sheets for young people and parents. Find out more.

Infographics

Tips to Support Body Confidence

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The Eating and Body Attitude Spectrum 

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For further information on Butterfly Education call (02) 8456 3908 or email helen.bird@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

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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 ›