Blackbird Initiative


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

Emily Dickinson

The future of Blackbird Initiative

Emily Dickinson wrote Hope is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul. At Blackbird, we help hope take flight. Through a combination of rigorous research and a practical, real-world approach we continue to create innovative solutions to problems that thousands face across the country, and millions across the world.

We exist in order to make it possible for every Australian at risk of poor body image or an eating disorder to have access to an effective continuum of evidence-based interventions that can lead to recovery.

Become involved

If you, your department or organisation would like to be involved in future research, please contact Blackbird Initiative:

Disordered Eating Explained

Up to a quarter of Australians will have experienced disordered eating over the 
last year – preoccupation with body weight or shape, binge eating, purging, repeated attempts at strict dieting, driven exercise – and many of these will have an eating disorder. We know the level of impairment associated with disordered
eating is severe and commensurate to that of people with an eating disorder.


Disordered Eating Explained