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, and provides services for those situated in the Northern, Eastern and Hume regions.To determine your catchment area you can download our BETRS catchment area maps here, or access the Victorian Government website to view a detailed list of service areas and services available by clicking on the link http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/adult/index.htm
Our outpatient campus in Kew is a community-based service for people with eating disorders, their families and carers. In conjunction with the Inpatient Specialist Eating Disorder Unit located at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg, the BETRS service contributes to a continuum of care between primary, tertiary, inpatient and community based services.
Referring to BETRS
Anyone, over the age of 18, 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 assistance with the referral process.
Referrals from health professionals will be accepted with accompanying information from the patient's GP. To see the type of information required in a referral to BETRS, please click here.
Referrals are accepted from:
o Area mental health services
o General Practitioners
o Private psychologists
o Private psychiatrists
o Paediatric services
o Other eating and body image disorder specialists
The Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS)
Rear 104 Studley Park Rd
Kew VIC 3101
Tel: (+61 3) 9231 5718 is our Clinical Intake Service which operates from Monday to Friday between 9.30 and 11.30am, and is the first point of contact for anyone wanting to refer themselves or others to the service.
(+61 3) 9231 5700 for general inquiries
Fax: (+61 3) 9231 5701