In 2017, with the incredible support of Sportsgirl, Butterfly is holding Love Your Body Week, September 3rd - 9th, because BODY CONFIDENCE is worth CELEBRATING!
This campaign coincides with Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (BIEDAW) and aims to promote body confidence in all Australians by celebrating body diversity.
More and more people within our community are suffering from the serious illness of eating disorders, with a contributing factor at times being linked to poor body image.
Poor body image can be experienced by your sister, friend, partner, mother, work colleague and even yourself!
Therefore Sportsgirl stands with Butterfly to actively change the negative conversation by encouraging people to stop appearance based talk and body shaming and replace this with the celebration of body confidence!
Love Your Body Week 2017 brings the whole community together to acknowledge that there is not one ideal body shape and to embrace the fact that body shape does not define a person’s worth. With that in mind, here are some simple ways that you can get involved and make a positive difference:
Schools also have the opportunity to get involved by joining Australia’s largest positive body image initiative and supporting your students’ BODY CONFIDENCE!
Join us and let’s celebrate our bodies – because BODY CONFIDENCE is worth celebrating!
Eating disorders and body image concerns present a huge problem for both males and females across Australia, however there continues to be an enormous lack of knowledge in Australia surrounding these issues. The reality is that they are extremely common, affecting an increasing number of people each year.
Research indicates that poor body image can play a significant role in the development of eating disorders, as it can often lead to risky dieting and exercise behaviours. As one of the most modifiable socio-cultural risk factors for eating disorders it is important that every Australian works toward developing their body confidence.
Building positive body image is a good way of promoting protective factors, making a person more resilient.
If you are interested in finding out more or want to get involved in Love Your Body Week 2017, please contact the following people.
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Butterfly's National Helpline
1800 33 4673
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 ›