The Butterfly Foundation has received international recognition for its ongoing advocacy and support for people with eating disorders.
The Australian foundation was awarded with the 2019 AED Meehan-Hartley Leadership Award for Public Service and Advocacy at this year’s International Eating Disorders Conference which was held in New York today.
The award was presented in recognition of the foundation’s former CEO, Christine Morgan, who advanced health system reform, increased funding for people with eating disorders and influenced the greater recognition of eating disorders as the serious mental illnesses that they are.
Speaking to Mamamia, Mitch Doyle, the Butterfly Foundation’s consumer and carer coordinator, said the recognition was “incredibly humbling”.
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Today, our wonderful @CMorgan265 and Butterfly received global recognition for leadership and advocacy in eating disorders at the International Eating Disorders Conference. THANK YOU to @aedweb, our sector partners and most importantly our incredible community.
— Butterfly Foundation (@Bfoundation) March 16, 2019