We’re here to help young people, professionals and parents with specialist programs, workshops, presentations and resources. These address factors that influence negative body image, disordered eating and the development of eating disorders.
Our goal is to raise awareness, empower individuals and communities, reduce stigma and most importantly encourage people to seek support.
Research shows body dissatisfaction starts in early childhood. School and community-based prevention programs have never been more important.
Prevention programs which focus on risk factors, such as poor body image, internalisation of appearance ideals, bullying and appearance talk and strengthen protective factors including positive self-esteem, coping skills and a balanced approach to nutrition and physical activity, can reduce the impact of body dissatisfaction.
Importantly, our programs are evidence based and are designed to provide practical strategies, skills and resources to support positive body image and healthy behaviours in young Australians.
We’ve been working with schools, local councils, sporting bodies and community organisations since 2006. Our programs have now reached over 1.7 million young people and over 15,000 parents and professionals.
Recent delivery of Butterfly’s youth programs has seen a 250% increase compared to pre-pandemic levels.
As trusted experts in the field of body image and eating disorders, our specialised prevention workshops, presentations and resources for children and young people, professionals and parents focus on:
Tailored programs to support organisations working with young people.
Body Kind Schools is a free campaign that runs every September. It invites all Australians working in primary and secondary schools, as well as other youth organisations, to come together to celebrate diversity and build body confidence in young people.
Butterfly Body Bright is a whole of primary school body image program for all Australian primary schools. Currently in development, it will include information, resources and online training to create a healthy environment in respect to body image, healthy eating and physical activity patterns, and acceptance of diversity in appearance.