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When you're suffering, it's natural to want to talk to someone about your problems. Everyone needs a listening ear sometimes. When you can't find someone to talk to, it can be painful. Understandably, you would want to vent to a friend or loved one about what you're experiencing.

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Your privacy and confidentiality is important to us. But creating body satisfaction, self-confidence, self-love, or even just body acceptance is possible. Information, resources and referrals for your clients Our Helpline and support services are not only for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, but also for clinicians and other health and education professionals. Talk to someone now. A counsellor online person to talk to the webchat once available and you will be able to start chatting. The pressure on boys to look and be a certain way are increasing and body dissatisfaction is on the rise.

Talk to someone now Call our National Helpline. Our National Helpline provides referrals from our database of professionals, screened for an understanding of eating disorders, so people Australia-wide can find appropriate care. If you have difficulty logging into the webchat, please ensure pop-ups are enabled on the computer or device you are using. Boosting body image Modelling healthy body image Health not weight Can body image issues be serious?

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Ways to get involved There are many different ways you can get involved and help bring about positive change for those experiencing eating disorders and negative body image. There are many different ways you can get involved and help bring about positive change for those experiencing eating disorders and negative body image.

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No matter your size, shape, age, abilities, gender identity, sexuality, cultural or linguistic background, economic status or location, anyone can experience an eating disorder. Sharing stories from personal experience allows for reflection, understanding and connection.

A free initiative every September open to anyone working with young people. We welcome all help-seekers and strive to create a safe place for all people, irrespective of their size, shape, age, abilities, gender, sexuality, cultural background, language, economic status, profession or location.

Eating disorders What can cause an eating disorder? Butterfly changes lives by providing support services, treatment and resources, delivering prevention and early intervention programs and advocating for the needs of those with eating disorders and body image issues. Call our National Helpline on 33 You can also chat online or. Butterfly is extremely grateful for the passion and commitment of our dedicated corporate and community partners.

You will receive a message when a counsellor is available. Butterfly acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work as the first people of this country. Home Get support.

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Need help? Eating disorders Eating disorders explained Recovery from an eating disorder Risks and warning s Myths about eating disorders Who does it affect? About Butterfly Butterfly changes lives by providing support services, treatment and resources, delivering prevention and early intervention programs and advocating for the needs of those with eating disorders and body image issues.

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Do you identify with a culture other than Australian or do you online person to talk to a language other than English? Body image is the thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs we have about our bodies and how we look, including our shape, size, weight, and the way our body functions for us.

Postal Code. As the voice of lived experience, Butterfly advocates on behalf of people impacted by negative body image, eating disorders, and those who support and care for them. If you are logging in from overseas you may like to seek support from a national service located near to you. On the fly Newsletter Get our monthly newsletter for a round-up of eating disorder and body image news, events, support and articles. Body image issues affect people of all ages, genders and across all cultures. Chat online Hi!

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We are here for you 8am — midnight Sydney time7 days. There are many factors that can contribute to poor body image and body dissatisfaction. How did you hear about The Butterfly Foundation?

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Every experience of an eating disorder is unique. Eating disorders explained Recovery from an eating disorder Risks and warning s Myths about eating disorders Who does it affect? Please also know that a counsellor may need to limit the chat to 20 minutes at times where when the service is in high demand. Patients with a clinical diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other eating disorders may be eligible for new Medicare rebates under the Eating Disorder Medicare Plan.

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Butterfly Helpline is only able to provide service to those living in Australia. Whether for you, a friend, a family member, a client, or anyone else that you care about, Butterfly is here to offer support.

You are a vital part of the solution. Waiting Times At certain times of the day such as evenings Butterfly can have a lot of people seeking support. Contacting from outside of Australia? Please also know that if you are using webchat again, the counsellor may be able to see your chats, this can help to provide you with a better service.

Information collected from the webchat is not shared to anyone outside of the Butterfly Helpline team except when you or someone you know may be in immediate danger, in which case a counsellor may ask for further information to help keep you and others save. At certain times of the day such as evenings Butterfly can have a lot of people seeking support. You are welcome to wait until a counsellor s the chat, otherwise you can also on 33 or via at support thebutterflyfoundation.

First Name. Our purpose-built, multidisciplinary staffed residence aims to provide a safe and healing environment for those most in need of psychological and physical care. We support schools and youth organisations in raising awareness, reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeing. Feeling positive about your body is an individual journey and will be different for everyone. These online person to talk to are kept securely and are not shared with anyone outside of the Butterfly Helpline team.

Help Us? Yes No. Please wait while we establish a connection to the chat server. Body image explained Who does it affect? Our helpline is free and confidential, and our specialist counsellors offer non-judgmental support over the phone, by and by online chat, seven days a week. Butterfly offers presentations, resources and workshops to teachers, professionals, young people and parents on the risk and protective factors for body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and eating disorders.

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This may mean it may take longer to connect with a counsellor.

Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Our Helpline and support services are not only for people impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, but also for clinicians and other health and education professionals. There is often a combination of risk factors, including genetics, emotional factors and cultural influences.

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