News And Events

  • 10Feb

    Special Symposium on Suicide Prevention

    To compliment the release of Orygen’s policy paper, ‘Raising the Bar for Youth Suicide Prevention’ a special symposium was held on Monday, 12 December 2016, which  brought together both local and international speakers which hosted both local and international speakers.

  • 10Feb

    Welcome to our summer interns

    The second ever Summer Intern Program began on Wednesday 1st of February where we welcomed four young people to undertake a four-week (three days per week) placement at Orygen.

  • 10Feb

    Youth Early Psychosis Program Workshop

    The leadership of all of the Youth Early Psychosis Program (YEPP) sites from across Australia came together with representatives from Orygen, The Australian Government and headspace National Office for a two day event hosted by Orygen in early December, to reunite and discuss the future development of the program following the confirmation of the continuation of the program announced during the Federal election and confirmed in the MYEFO.

  • 10Feb

    Youth Takeover Day 2017

    To celebrate the incredible contributions of young people to the work of Orygen, members of the Youth Advisory & Youth Research Councils are planning a Youth Takeover Day on Friday 31st March 2017.

  • 09Feb

    Federal Minister for Health Visits Orygen

    Orygen was delighted to host The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health in early February to discuss his vision for health and mental health with Professor Patrick McGorry AO and other senior staff.

  • 08Dec

    Fish oil now shown to be ineffective in preventing the development of psychosis

    A world-first, large-scale international trial shows omega-3 fatty acids to be ineffective in preventing the development of psychosis in high risk individuals. The NEURAPRO trial was designed as a large-scale replication of an original Vienna omega-3 trial lead by Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which showed 12 weeks of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids was able to significantly reduce the rate of onset of psychosis in ultra-high risk young people.

  • 08Dec

    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Vocational Programs commence at headspace Sunshine and Glenroy

    Gina Chinnery and Dr Magenta Simmons were recently successful in their application for Orygen to become part of the Victorian State Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) gaining $1,546,000 in funding over four years to implement the program.  JVEN funding will provide fully integrated Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational programs in our Sunshine and Glenroy headspace centres.  Dedicated IPS vocational specialists, Wayne Mallia at Sunshine and Sally Smith at Glenroy, have started providing IPS vocational support to young people. 

  • 22Nov

    National Youth Mental Health Workforce Strategy and Training Framework

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released its first National Youth Mental Health Workforce Strategy and National Youth Mental Health Workforce Training Framework which together aim to support our vision for all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.

  • 09Nov

    Youth Peer Worker Roles at Orygen

    Orygen is very excited to invite applications from enthusiastic young people aged 18- 25 years for a number of Youth Peer Work roles across four headspace centres in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. 

  • 24Oct

    Hats for Hope 2016

    Hats for Hope is an annual charity fundraiser that raises money for Orygen’s suicide prevention projects. This year the event was a sell-out and attracted over 250 people to the beautiful Mural Hall in Myer Melbourne. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Arlene Bennett, Michelle Stevens and Joanne Rae, three women who share a passion for ensuring that young people get to live long and healthy lives.

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