News And Events

  • 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.

  • 01Jun

    Wrapping up the peer-to-peer conference

    With over 100 local and international guests in attendance, Orygen’s ‘Peer-to-peer: A flourishing model of support’ conference bought together representatives from a range of youth peer work and peer support organisations.

  • 28May

    Suicide prevention on the agenda – Orygen welcomes major Government investment

    The Australian Government has announced they will be investing $47 million into suicide prevention work across Australia. Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has welcomed and applauded the announcement and is ready to start making a change in the devastating impact that suicide has on families and in communities across Australia.

  • 16May

    Longtime supporter of Orygen awards $3 million for Capital Project

    Orygen is very pleased to announce that longtime supporter, The Ian Potter Foundation has awarded $3 million to fund our Capital Project.

    Orygen’s Capital project which is expected to be complete September 2018, will create a purpose built facility for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health clients, visitors staff and services. The new facility has been designed to support collaboration and innovation and will give Orygen greater capacity to grown its work.

  • 16May

    Thank you to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

    Orygen is delighted to announce that we have received a very generous grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust to fund our Youth Online Training and Employment System (YOTES).

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