Unfortunately, due to low-interest, our Tuesday 28 May Raising Teens Talk on Healthy Body Image has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. 

Raising Teens Series

What is it?

The Raising Teens Series is a series of information evenings being run to support the parents of teenagers in the Albert Park Community.

These information evenings will invite highly regarded researchers and speakers to inform parents on the major concerns facing them as they raise teenagers in today’s context.


The topics that will be covered

Part 1: It’s time we talk: pornography young people and sex today. (passed)

Part 2: Let’s Talk: Mental health, young people and strategies for today (passed)

Part 3 Video games: It’s not all bad – (passed)

Part 4: Let’s Talk: Cultivating A Healthy Body Image – 28 MAY 2019  Cancelled

Raising teens: Part 4

Let’s Talk: Cultivating A Healthy Body Image

Parents attending this presentation will gain a better understanding of prevention is essential given the growing statistics around negative body image and eating disorders and the relationship between the two. They will get an insight into what terms like “body image” or “body esteem” mean and how feelings about ourselves can fluctuate throughout life.

Our speaker from the Butterfly Foundation will share a range of experiences and approaches related to body image, The links between poor body and self-esteem and other risk-taking behaviours, and the spectrum of behaviours from healthy, to unhealthy, to disordered eating through to eating disorders.

Through this research-rich and productive presentation, parents will come away understanding the importance of showing our children what positive body image is through positive role modelling and an understanding of their children’s worlds.

When: Tuesday the 28 May 2019

Time: 8.00-9.30pm

Location: 115 Kerferd Rd, Albert Park. Entrance to the sanctuary is on Richardson Street.

Cost: $5

To secure your seat visit raising_teens.eventbrite.com.au 

Who are the Butterfly Foundation?

The Butterfly Foundation was founded by Claire Vickery in 2002, who became acutely aware of the lack of resources available after her two daughters suffered from anorexia nervosa and found it very difficult to find help. Since then, Butterfly has established the National Helpline 1800 ED HOPE, programs for schools and teachers on body image, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults and youth, Butterfly Research Institute (BRI), and community recovery and support services.

Their mission is to raise awareness about the reality of eating disorders and to support anyone affected by eating disorders and negative body image. They strive to be a catalyst for change and to value people for who they are, rather than what they look like.

They represent all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image — a person with the illness, their family and their friends.


For more information contact Kat Mattila:
Phone: 0412 571 980
Email: Kat.mattila@albertpark.org.au