News And Events

  • 14Sep

    Summer Intern Program 2018

    Orygen are very excited to announce the launch of the Summer Youth Intern Program for 2018. We are inviting applications from a diverse group of enthusiastic young people aged 17–25 (for the duration of the program) to participate in a four week Summer Intern Program (three days per week) at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Parkville, Melbourne.

  • 13Sep

    Breaking ground on the Capital Project

    Orygen is pleased to announce that we have officially started construction on our Capital Project! This first milestone was celebrated with a sod turn in the company of the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Martin Foley MP alongside key guests from various organisations, as well as members of the Orygen board on the Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

  • 13Sep

    Welcome to the next generation of our Youth Advisory and Research Council members

    In the last week of July, Orygen bought together its new Youth Advisory Council  and  Youth Research Council members from across Australia to induct them into their new roles which they will hold for the next two years. This was a great opportunity for all members to get acquainted with each other and also to learn more about Orygen, our rich history and key staff at that they will be working with regularly.

  • 04Sep

    Community leader forum – Youth suicide prevention

    Melbourne’s North-West region has always been a key area of interest for Orygen, given our four headspace centres in the region, so when we were approached by Hobson’s Bay City Council to partner on a community event about youth suicide prevention we were keen to be on board.

  • 31Aug

    Protecting the mental health of young workers

    Orygen’s National Vocational Services Manager, Gina Chinnery recently presented at the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industries’ forum which focused on ‘Protecting the mental health of young workers’ where she highlighted the success of our vocational projects including our involvement in Victorian State Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) and also our Youth Online Training and Employment System (YOTES) currently in development.

  • 25Jul

    Hats for Hope 2017

    Tickets are now available for fashion-fundraiser of the year, ‘Hats for Hope’ which showcases never-before-seen vintage Christian Dior hats in a fashion parade. All proceeds from the event will raise vital funds for suicide prevention projects at Orygen. 

  • 03Jul

    Farewell to Youth Advisory and Research Councils

    After a two-year tenure, the time has come to farewell Orygen’s inaugural Youth Advisory Council and Youth Research Council members. We would like to take this opportunity to  thank each member for their contributions to Orygen’s work and acknowledge their dedication and commitment to youth participation and engagement across the organisation.

  • 19Jun

    ‘Broken promises and missing steps in mental health reform’ published in Medical Journal of Australia

    Orygen’s Executive Director, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and Lead, Health economics work-stream, Matthew Hamillton have jointly written an editorial published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia titled “Broken promises and missing steps in mental health reform” which discusses the disconnect between the treatment of mental and physical health and the failure to successfully integrate mental health within the mainstream of health care.

  • 12Jun

    Distinguished Global Mental Health Advocate Recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

    Professor Helen Herrman, Head of Vulnerable and Disengaged Youth Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and President Elect of the World Psychiatric Association has today been recognised with the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

  • 07Jun

    Mental Health Needs of Young Australian Men Falling Through the Cracks

    Orygen, the National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a major report revealing that young men are continuing to fall through the cracks of our mental health system.

    Titled ‘Keeping It Real: Reimagining mental health care for all young men’, the report finds that although young males are almost three times as likely to die by suicide as young Australian females, only a small proportion of young men are accessing services, or receiving appropriate treatment for their mental ill-health.

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