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Carer Support Groups

Butterfly runs face-to-face and online Carer Support Groups for those caring for a loved one with an eating disorder.

Our support groups currently run in Crows Nest, Bondi, Adelaide, Hobart and online.

Who are Carer Support Groups for?

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Partners
  • Friends

If you’re a sibling or young carer aged 16 – 24, find out about fortnightly online support groups for you.

How do we support you?

Groups are facilitated by a qualified counsellor where you can:

  • Discuss challenges 
  • Learn ways to support your loved one
  • Meet and connect with other carers.

Can’t attend a face-to-face group?

Join a FREE online support group from anywhere in Australia for carers, siblings and people with eating disorders.

REGISTER

To register for a Carer Support Group, please see the below schedule and relevant contact information.

Participants must be 18 years or over and motivated to engage.

Find out more

Call Butterfly's National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au.

You can now make online payments for Support Groups. 

 

 

 

CROWS NEST

7:00pm-8:30pm

ph: 1800 33 4673

ADELAIDE

6:15pm-7.45pm

ph: 1800 33 4673

HOBART

7:00pm-8.30pm

 ph: 1800 33 4673

 

DATES 2018

January

 31st

N/A

N/A

 

February

28th 

6th 

13th 

 

March

28th 

6th 

13th 

 

April

18th 

3rd 

10th 

 

May

30th 

1st 

8th 

 

June

27th 

5th 

12th 

 

July

25th 

3rd 

10th 

 

August

29th 

7th 

14th 

 

September

26th 

4th 

11th 

 

October

31st

2nd

9th

 

November

28th

6th

13th

 

December

19th

4th

11th

 

Cost

$20

$20

 $20

 

Call Butterfly's National Helpline 1800 33 4673 for more information or to book into a carer support group.

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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 ›