Right now, in Australia, the community support services available for those affected by eating disorders does not reflect the need.
It's time to RAISE A HAND.
Raise A Hand for Eating Disorders is all about bringing the community together to raise awareness and funds for those experiencing and caring for someone with an eating disorder. Currently, there is limited community support Australia-wide, so we are asking Australians to raise their hand this Christmas and contribute to change.
Will you raise your hand?
1 in every 24 Australians is estimated to have an eating disorder, that's ONE MILLION Australians.
Yet, so often we hear of individuals and families who are unable to access support within their community at the time needed or have to wait to receive treatment in hospital. For so many families, Butterfly is the only place they have to turn.
Butterfly's ultimate mission is to fill the gaps in care by providing community support Australia-wide.
But we need your hand!
There are several ways you can raise your hand:
SPREAD THE WORD
FUNDRAISE FOR BUTTERFLY
Every conversation had and donation made helps us to reach more people and makes it much easier for someone with an eating disorder to get the help and care they need.
Please make your donation today, and help Butterfly continue to provide the education, treatment and support that can and does, change lives. We thank you for your support!
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Butterfly's National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE
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 ›