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MAYDAYS for Eating Disorders

MAYDAYS for Eating Disorders is Butterfly’s major fundraising and awareness campaign which takes place nationally throughout the month of MAY to raise vital funds for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in Australia.

MAYDAYS asks Australians to have the conversation about the seriousness of eating disorders and the desperate need for access to and improved treatment. But most importantly, to then donate and fundraise in response to that need!

How You Can Get Involved

  • Nail It for Eating Disorders: Butterfly calls on you to sign up and challenge yourself to ‘NAIL’ a personal goal you have always wanted to achieve, while encouraging your friends and family to support you through donations. Keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for when 2017 registrations open. 
  • Paint Your Fingernails: Paint your nails for the month of May and make a donation in support of Butterfly and the work we do.
  • Host a Fundraising Event: Host an event at home, in your community, at your school or in your workplace to celebrate the campaign and raise essential funds.
  • Share the Message via Social Media: Use the hashtag #MAYDAYS to join the conversation and promote your involvement far and wide.

Get In Touch

If you are interested in more information about the 2017 MAYDAYS for Eating Disorders campaign, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email

Remember YOU are part of the solution in bringing a positive future for so many suffering from eating disorders!  

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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 ›