Help us raise the alarm on the crippling cost of eating disorders this MAY.
We asked Australians to share their experiences on the cost of treating eating disorders.
Here’s what we found.
1 in 3 people had to go into debt in order to treat their eating disorder
68% of people had to borrow funds from a family member in order to treat their eating disorder
40% of individuals couldn’t complete studies or qualifications
78% of carers lost work or study hours in order to provide support
55% of individuals lost work or study hours
1 in 4 had to forego basic needs for a period of time
14.4% of people had to change their housing arrangements
- Behind in rent
- Staying with friends or family
- Re-mortgaged their house
58% of people had a hospital admission, with access to services and cost playing a part in this
1 in 4 people had to delay or stop treatment
100% of people wanted to get better, at any cost
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 ›