The Butterfly Foundation (Butterfly)

This is the website of the Butterfly Foundation, the peak national body supporting and representing the interests of individuals with Eating Disorders and/or body image concerns, and their families, friends, and carers. The Butterfly Foundation is a charitable incorporated organisation that provides a range of services including telephone and online support, school prevention programs, support groups, direct relief, a day program, school presentations, parent and carer consultations, research, and provides advocacy and leadership.

Butterfly National Helpline

Phone: 1800 33 4673


Online Chat: Click here to chat online with someone.

Butterfly’s National Helpline and Online Chat provide free, confidential support for anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative body image, including sufferers, carers, family and friends, teachers, employers and more. The service can provide

  • Personalised support and coping strategies
  • Information on understanding eating disorders
  • Guidance on treatment options
  • Information on available services in your area
  • Connections with other services and specialists.

The National Helpline and Online Chat service are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST daylight savings adjusted (except national/major public holidays).

Please note: The National Helpline is not a crisis service and cannot provide medical help. If in crisis please contact the emergency help services listed below.