We are proud to be the construction partner in the development of Australia’s first national residential treatment facility for eating disorders. This facility will be located on the Sunshine Coast and called endED Butterfly House.
On August 27, 2019 we witness the hon. Andrew Fischer MP help turn the first sod on End ED Butterfly House with Health Minister Greg Hunt MP. With $6M in Federal support, the local community’s backing, and the passion of founders Mark and Gayle Forbes, this facility is going to transform lives not only locally on the Sunshine Coast, but all over the country.
Mr Forbes said he and his wife initially started a support group for parents of children suffering from eating disorders.
“Three years ago we started having meeting at our house at Buddina and we’ve continued that every second Wednesday night to the point where last Wednesday night we had 28 families at our house,” he said.
“It provides a safe place where people can just say what they want to say without judgment.”
From there the couple dreamt of one day opening a facility which provided a safe haven and holistic approach to treating people living with an eating disorder. We are now one step closer to that dream coming to fruition.
The aim is for construction to begin late 2019.