News And Events

  • 15Aug

    Government’s long-term plan for mental health welcomed

    Orygen welcomes yesterday’s announcement by federal health minister Greg Hunt that mental health will be one of four pillars in the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan.

  • 14Aug

    Coping with self-harm – a guide for parents and carers

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has developed a practical guide for parents and carers to cope with loved ones’ self-harm.

  • 12Aug

    Orygen leads ‘document of global influence’ on youth mental health

    Orygen researchers have been commissioned to produce a Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Youth Mental Health.

  • 08Aug

    Casting call: Young people for photo shoot

    Orygen is seeking young people aged between 18 and 25 years to participate in photo shoots in Melbourne and regional Victoria. The photos will be used in many ways, including on our social media channels, the resources we produce (e.g. factsheets and clinical practice points), newsletters and on our website.

  • 07Aug

    The incomparable Alastair Campbell

    Orygen, in partnership with the UNSW Centre for Ideas, recently hosted a whirlwind visit from the incomparable Alastair Campbell, former director of strategy and communications to former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair. For many years Alastair has spoken publicly of his own experience with mental illness and has supported numerous mental health charities and campaigns as well as fighting for mental health service reform in the United Kingdom.

  • 06Aug

    The vulnerable self

    About 50% of people who develop a psychotic disorder will do so by the time they are in their early 20s. Progress in identifying the highest risk cases may be achieved by measuring the core features of psychosis, one of which may be the concept of ‘basic self-disturbance’.

  • 06Aug

    Understanding symptoms of childhood trauma could help treat psychosis

    There is growing evidence of a link between childhood trauma and first-episode psychosis. Research overseen by Orygen’s Dr Sarah Bendall has added to that body of evidence with a study showing that 53% of young people with psychosis had experienced childhood trauma.

  • 01Aug

    Psychotherapy should be first-line treatment for depression in young people, trial finds

    Young people seeking support for depression should be offered psychotherapy as the first line of treatment, a clinical trial by researchers at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found.

  • 30Jul

    Victorian Premier opens Australia’s exemplar of youth mental health research and care

    Orygen, Australia’s flagship youth mental health facility, was opened in Parkville today by the Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP.

  • 17Jul

    Blueprint: protecting the physical health of people with mental ill-health

    Orygen researchers have co-authored an international blueprint for protecting the physical health of people with mental ill-health.

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