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Support Groups

Butterfly Support Groups offer the opportunity to meet and connect with others sharing similar experiences of eating disorders. By meeting together to share, we know that people find hope and inspiration in other’s journeys and find strength to continue on their own paths. Our support groups are for those experiencing an eating disorder or caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. 

Butterfly currently runs Support Groups in:

  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Townsville
  • Online

Click on the name of the Support Group you are interested in to find out more. 

  • Recovery Support Groups - Butterfly holds face-to-face Recovery Support Groups once a month for people with eating disorders.
  • Carer Support Groups - Butterfly holds face-to-face Support Groups for carers of people with an eating disorder. These groups run once a month.
  • Online Support Groups - Butterfly holds online Recovery and Carer Support Groups regularly throughout each month.

To connect with a counsellor NOW please call Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or email

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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 ›