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Eating Disorder Support Groups

Connect with others - Join a support group

Why join a support group?

  • Connect with others in a safe space
  • Find hope and inspiration through other's experiences
  • Learn skills and strategies to develop helpful thoughts and behaviours

"I was afraid to ask for help and embarrassed to recognise and talk about my experiences.  I am glad I attended a support group and now I know that there are others experiencing similar issues.”

Who can attend?

If you are:

  • experiencing an eating disorder or body image issue
  • unsure whether you are experiencing an eating disorder
  • caring for or supporting someone with an eating disorder
  • a diverse member of our community (Male, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, LGBTIQA+)

you are welcome to join a Butterfly support group.

“We have travelled from Wagga Wagga because there is nothing like this in the country.”

Our support groups

Carer Support Groups

  • Hobart
  • Adelaide
  • Sydney
  • Online

Recovery Support Groups

  • Hobart
  • Adelaide
  • Sydney
  • Online

Sibling and Young Carer Support Groups

  • Online

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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 ›