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WHAT YOU TOLD US

Last year we highlighted some concerning stats around how Australians feel 
about their bodies and appearance, and how this impacts on their everyday life. 

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1 in 2 people say their body weight and shape is pretty important compared to other things in life.

Over 40% of people are unhappy with their appearance. 

73% of people wished they could change the way they look.

Nearly 1 in 2 people feel pressure to look a certain way. 

Over 40% of people compare themselves to others on social media.

66% of people have been teased about their appearance. 

1 in 2 people rarely or never speak positively about their appearance. 

50% of people don't do things they enjoy because of how they feel about their appearance.  

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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 ›