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Departments

Eating Disorders

The Mood and Eating Disorder Program is provided as part of a collaboration with St. Vincent’s Melbourne, known as the Body Image & Eating Disorders Treatment & Recovery Service (BETRS).

With its strong multidisciplinary involvement, inpatient treatment is offered for people with severe eating disorders who have not been able to recover using outpatient treatment. The program uses motivational interviewing, family based work, psychoeducation and individual psychotherapy. The 5-bed program is situated in the Acute Psychiatry Unit.

The program has 2 arms:

Acute health restoration program

A short-term acute health restoration program for people who are at medical risk because of the severity of their eating problems but who are unable to commit to a longer stay recovery program.

Recovery program

A recovery program aimed at helping people collaboratively to restore their health and learn new skills to enable them to continue to recover out of hospital with the support of family, friends and community treatment.

Referrals are made to this service via the BETRS program.

Referral Information
Eating Disorders Program/ Mood and Eating Disorders Unit
Ph 03 9496 6407
After hours 9496 5000
Please see the BETRS website for more information.