Re-centre at Waratah

Opening 5 October 2021 – Overnight and day program bookings now being taken.

Southern Sydney voluntary private mental health service.

Re-centre is a premium private mental health service in Southern Sydney that provides proven pathways to healthier minds in the heart of Hurstville at Waratah Private Hospital.

The service delivers assessment and treatment of mental health experiences. Through the use of innovative tools and a range of services and therapies, our team deliver compassionate and expert interventions across mental health hospital stays and day programs.

Depending on your unique needs, Re-centre offers our community two people-focused mental health hospital solutions; overnight accommodation in our 31-bed unit and a dedicated day facility that runs a number of day programs aimed at supporting mind health without the need to stay overnight.

Expert psychiatric and psychological care and multidisciplinary services, one-on-one therapy and group courses are delivered by our expert team.

Opening 5 October 2021 – Overnight and day program bookings now being taken.

Our Specialties

– Behavioural and substance disorders
– Eating disorders
– Adult ADHD Medication stabilisation and review
– Anxiety and panic disorders
– Neurostimulation with rTMS and ECT
– Bipolar disorder
– Older persons
– Borderline personality disorder
– Phobias
– Depression and mood disorders
– Post traumatic stress disorder.

Mental health hospital overnight accommodation

Our 31-bed mental health accommodation on Level 5 is a supportive and welcoming environment, more aligned with hotel-style accommodation over a hospital ward. Flooded with natural light, it is a purpose-built and beautiful environment, designed to help you thrive during your stay with us.

Our dedicated day facility on Level 2 is a purpose-built space delivering half and full day programs. Programs are facilitated by clinical psychologists and typically run from six to twelve weeks. Based on best practice and proven techniques, programs are outcome focused and support you with the mind health tools you need.

Our expert team is passionate about empowering people experiencing emotional concerns and persisting mental health experiences. Re-centre brings together leading health professionals in the disciplines of psychiatric and psychological care, occupational therapy, dietetics, exercise physiology and mental health nurses.

Internationally renowned experts in mind health supervise and direct your care, with extensive experience in facilitating clinical psychiatric and psychological care across mental health experiences. These professionals are now consulting and include the following:

  • Professor Phillipa Hay is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in mental health and wellbeing, and lifestyle medicine alongside her particular expertise in eating and weight disorders. Internationally renowned for her research here, Professor Hay is currently focused on randomised controlled trials of interventions for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.
  • Dr Namrata Shetty has extensive experience in general adult psychiatry, with a keen interest in psychopharmacology and psychiatric issues seen in the elderly including neurocognitive disorders. Her expertise is in the area of anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
  • Dr Yu-Tang Shen is a psychiatrist with an interest in cognitive disorders, psychological therapy and general psychiatry. His experience in various modalities includes psychodynamic therapy, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, interpersonal psychotherapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy.
  • Dr Sadia Saeed is psychiatrist and certified addiction specialist, Dr Saeed has significant expertise in the treatment of mental illness including alcohol and substance use, and eating disorders. Her mission is to provide evidence based, culturally informed, patient centred psychiatric services, managing patients with comorbid anxiety, mood and other mental health disorders.
  • Mevlyn Deo is Re-centre’s Mental Health Nurse Unit Manager with over 13 years of experience working within the Sydney South West Area Health Service. She plays a vital role in delivering the mental health service to our community.
  • The latest in proven techniques and psychotherapies
  • Overnight mental health hospital accommodation or day programs centred around you
  • Support from a comprehensive team
  • Mind health tools to take into everyday life
  • Access to group and one-on-one sessions
  • Access to greater hospital facilities where necessary such as hydrotherapy, gymnasium, exercise physiologists and dietetics.

You may be referred to Re-centre by your GP, therapist or psychiatrist.  Referrals can be faxed to +61 2 8088 6579 or emailed to For self-referral, call 1800 RECENTRE (1800 732 368). Once a referral has been received, you will be triaged by a mental health nurse. From here, we walk you through the next steps of admission.

Re-centre has contract agreements in place with the majority of Australian health funds, however, not all funds cover the same components of your stay. Please contact your health fund to understand any out-of-pocket expenses that may apply on admission to the private mental health clinic.

The Australian Government mandates that people with limited cover for mental health treatment can upgrade their hospital cover to access higher benefits without serving a waiting period.

For more information and to discuss your admission to Waratah Private’s mental health service, please fill out the form below or contact our Mental Health Intake Coordinator on 1800 RECENTRE (1800 732 368).

Whilst Re-centre doesn’t provide emergency or crisis care, there are resources you can call 24/7 to receive help. If you or your loved one is experiencing distress or are in immediate danger, please call 000.
The following services are available to provide counselling 24/7: 

Lifeline Australia | 13 11 14
Beyond Blue | 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline | 1800 55 1800
MensLine Australia | 1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467

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