Body Image and Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Service (BETRS) - (Inpatients ony) Austin Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit
Adolescent & Adult (16+)
The Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS) is a collaborative partnership between the mental health programs of Austin Health and St Vincent's Melbourne. BETRS is a community-based outpatient service for people with eating disorders, their families and carers. The service contributes to a continuum of care between primary, tertiary, inpatient and community based services and the BETRS Inpatient Specialist Eaiting Disorder Unit located at Austin Health. Referring to BETRS: Anyone who thinks they may have an eating or body image problem is encouraged to contact BETRS following a discussion with their doctor and/or health professional. Concerned family members can contact BETRS for information or advice and assitance with the referral process. Referrals from health professionals will be accepted with accompanying information from the patient's GP. Referrals are accepted from: Child and adolescent and adult mental health services (CAMHS), General Practitioners, Private psychologists, Private psychiatrists, Paediatric inpatient units, Other eating and body image disorder specialists.