While Butterfly’s official ‘Love Your Body Week’ isn’t until September, body image is an issue that is always important to think about.

‘Embrace’ is an Australian documentary, seen by millions of people across the world, that has created a ripple of positive change. Exploring the big topic of body image, this doco encourages viewers to think differently about how they see their body. Embrace can be viewed for free on 7Plus for the next 5 days…

If you have any concerns about the topics discussed in this film and want to talk to someone right now, you can contact:

  • Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800)
  • Lifeline (13 11 14)
    Both have trained counsellors available 24/7 if you want to contact someone immediately

The Butterfly Foundation:

Butterfly’s National Support Line, 1800 ED HOPE, provides confidential support for:

  • people with eating disorders
  • people with body image issues
  • family members
  • friends
  • anyone with a question about eating disorders or negative body image.

The Butterfly Foundation’s counsellors are professionally trained, compassionate and experienced in discussing eating disorders. Butterfly provides personalised coping strategies and support, and information to help increase your understanding of your, or your loved one’s, illness. They also offer guidance on treatment options and connections with other services and specialists.

Support services (available Monday–Friday):
Telephone: 1800 33 4673 (8 am – 9 pm)
Text-based chat via the website (8 am – 9 pm) or
Email: at any time.

National Eating Disorder Collaboration:

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration is a great resource for up-to-date information and research on eating disorders. It also provides a list of state-by-state treatment services for inpatient, outpatient and community support programs in their ‘Services and Support Organisations’ section.


Health at Every Size Australia:

The Health at Every Size Australia directory provides listings of health practitioners around Australia who offer services consistent to the Health at Every Size principles. It lists a range of services, including psychologists, nutritionists and GPs.


Eating Disorders Victoria:

Eating Disorders Victoria is a state-based source of support, information, community education and advocacy in Victoria for people with eating disorders and their families.

Support services (available Monday–Friday, 9.30 am – 5 pm):
Telephone: 1300 550 236

Headspace – Eating Disorders and Body Image

Reach out – Body image and eating disorders

Or talk to a trusted adult or a member of the BSSC Wellbeing team ( or see your GP and you may be eligible for a Mental Health Care Plan to work with a specially trained mental health clinician in the community.