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Butterfly have created workshops, presentations and resources for young people, professionals and parents address the factors influencing negative body image, disordered eating and the development of eating disorders. Since 2006, Butterfly Education has reached over 575,000+ young people and over 6,500 parents and professionals.

Butterfly Education includes:

  • School workshops and presentations for Year 3 - 12
  • Training for professionals and teachers working with young people
  • Workshops for parents
  • Whole school and community programs

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Love Your Body Week for Schools

Love Your Body Week (LYBW) is an annual campaign that aims to promote positive body image in all Australians by celebrating body confidence and body acceptance.  As part of LYBW Butterfly encourages schools and youth organisations across Australia to run body esteem workshops and/or a whole school Dress to Express awareness event during September. Over 130,000 young people participated in 2018 and we are hoping to reach even more in 2019.

It's FREE and super easy to participate!  We'll give you everything you need to make your LYBW a success.  Evidence-based materials, including facilitator guides, classroom activities, student discussion guides, digital clips, information for parents and posters will be available in Term 1, 2019.

Help boost young people’s body confidence this LYBW.

To ensure you receive information on LYBW for schools 2019 as soon as it becomes available, contact: or (02) 8456 3908

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For further information on Butterfly Education call (02) 8456 3908 or email You can fill in the following enquiry form and we will get in touch with you about your request. We also give you the opportunity to pay your invoice via credit card online

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 ›