$70 million for eating disorders and mental health

On Monday the Albanese government announced $70 million of funding in grants for innovative programs targeting eating disorders and childhood mental health.

In Australia, an estimated one million plus people are living with eating disorders. This funding has reached organisations such as the University of Sydney’s InsideOut Institute and the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, and it hopes to provide better outcomes in this sector.

Anyone needing support with eating disorders or body image issues is encouraged to contact:

  • Butterfly National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE) or support@butterfly.org.au   
  • For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14  


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Produced By: Josie Lu

Featured In Story: Hilary Smith – National Manager, National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC), and Peta Marks – National Programs Manager, InsideOut Institute at the University of Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 31 May 2023