Worry as eat­ing dis­or­der helpline set to be axed

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Syd­ney: Aus­tralia’s only ded­i­cated support ser­vice for peo­ple with eat­ing dis­or­ders is set to be axed next year, un­der a shake-up of on­line men­tal health ser­vices. Men­tal health ex­perts are dev­as­tated, say­ing the phone and web support run by the But­ter­fly Foun­da­tion has saved count­less pa­tients’ lives. Chris­tine Mor­gan, the But­ter­fly Foun­da­tion’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said the helpline as­sisted more than 1000 peo­ple each month, with pa­tients re­ceiv­ing up to an hour of phone and web coun­selling.

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