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Butterfly Education for Professionals & Teachers

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

Workshops provide participants with the knowledge, confidence and resources to support positive body-esteem and resilience in young people. 


Butterfly Education's experiential workshops include information on:

  • The spectrum of behaviours from healthy to unhealthy 
  • The importance of healthy body-esteem and knowledge of modifiable risk and protective factors
  • How school and youth communities can foster a positive body image environment through education, awareness and policy
  • Identification of people at risk of an eating disorder
  • Referral support


How can I support a student at my school with an eating disorder?

School staff can find it challenging to know what to do to support a student experiencing an eating disorder and what they can do for their wider school community (staff and students). However, schools can play an incredibly important role in the recovery of a student, particularly when they are returning from inpatient care or engaged in intensive outpatient treatment.

We have put together a resource to help guide teachers and staff.

Download Supporting Students with Eating Disorders at School

If you would like to enquire about a workshop please contact Helen Bird at Or you can fill in the enquiry form and we will be in contact with you. 

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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 ›