On this page, you can find links to helplines available in Australia. This includes The Butterfly Foundation Helpline which is specifically dedicated to eating disorders.
For info about accessing Australian helplines, click here.
If you are in a crisis situation, need immediate medical assistance or are at risk of harming yourself please contact:
If you would like information, referrals and brief counselling for eating disorders, disordered eating or body image concerns, you can contact The Butterfly National Helpline on:call 1800 33 4673
To send The Butterfly Foundation Helpline an email, complete your details and write your message – you'll hear back from one of their mental health professionals.
Sometimes you may not feel like talking on the phone, so why not chat to The Butterfly National Helpline online? They're online from 8am-12am AEST, 7 days a week (except national public holidays)Open Chat
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image – a person with the illness, their family and their friends.
Butterfly operates a National Eating Disorders Support Helpline that includes support over the phone, via email and online. The Helpline is staffed by trained counsellors experienced in assisting with eating disorders. It also provides a wide range of programs for service providers and recovery groups.
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You can find support and services organisations in your state by using this interactive map.