Why is this program important?
Over-exercising and an extreme pursuit for muscle growth are often perceived as healthy behaviours for males
90% of adolescent boys report that they exercise primarily to gain muscle
Two thirds of adolescent boys report making specific changes to their diet to gain muscle
25% of people experiencing Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are male
Almost an equal number of males and females experience binge eating disorder
Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of all psychiatric disorders
Suicide rates are 20% higher in eating disorder patients than in the general population
It's time we RESET the conversation!
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. ›
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 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 ›