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Understanding ED Recovery
A Carers Face-to-Face or Online Program

Caring for a person with an eating disorder is a long-term and skilled commitment. Yet families are often expected to provide care without any training or support. Understanding ED Recovery – A Carers Face-to-Face or Free Online Program helps to support carers, loved ones and friends.

This program runs for six weeks. It helps to:

  • Recognise and break free from common traps that can hinder recovery
  • Improve your ability to provide consistent, calm and compassionate care for your loved one
  • Understand what may be happening in your loved one’s mind
  • Learn, practise and apply new skills to support and encourage recovery

This program runs several times throughout the year in Sydney, Adelaide and Townsville. Butterfly will notify when and where the next workshop is planned.

Please note:  Our face-to-face program cost is $360 for six sessions (Reduced fee available for people on low incomes.)

You can now make online payments for Support Programs.


To register or for more information please call Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or email

Date Online                                      Crows Nest                           Adelaide                   

Online Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery 

8th Nov - 13th Dec         
Face-to-face Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery  N/A 

26 Jun - 7 Aug   


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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.  


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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.  


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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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