Specialist Services

BETRS - Body Image Eating Disorders Treatment and Recovery Service

BETRS is a collaborative partnership between the mental health programs of Austin Health and St Vincent's Melbourne.  It is a community based outpatient service for people with eating disorders and 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 Eating Disorder Unit located at Austin Health.

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NEXUS Dual Diagnosis Program

Nexus Dual Diagnosis Service (Northern Nexus) provides assessment, staff education and tertiary consultation to staff of mental health services and drug and alcohol services regarding consumers with both mental illness and drug and alcohol problems.


VDDS - Victorian Dual Disability Service

The VDDS is a state-wide mental health service for people with an intellectual disability. In Victoria the term Dual Disability is used to describe people with an intellectual disability who also have a mental health problem. We believe that people with a dual disability should have access to the best possible mental health care. To achieve this we work with specialist mental health services in Victoria to assess, treat and manage people with a dual disability.

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VTMH - Victorian Transcultural Mental Health

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health (VTMH) is a state-wide peak body that supports the mental health of diverse people, communities and systems. VTMH is funded by the Mental Health, Drugs and Regions Division of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and sits within St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. The unit works closely with the mental health sector, as well as the public health, human service, education, and community sectors. VTMH advocates strongly for cultural safety and promotes equity and social justice in mental health practice, policy, governance and the allocation of public resources. Services include forming partnerships with service providers, offering education and engaging communities. 

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