News And Events

  • 19Nov

    Study shows fish oil may prevent the development of psychosis in high risk individuals

    The results of an ongoing trial study, presented at the 2014 International Early Psychosis Conference in Tokyo, show that young people who took a high dose of concentrated fish oil for a period of 12 weeks were less likely to develop psychosis seven years later.

  • 14Nov

    Labor commits $60 million to redevelop Orygen facilities

    The Victorian Labor Party has committed to build new and expanded facilities for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the state-funded Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program in Parkville if it wins government in the November election. The commitment is $60 million in funding to improve mental health care for young people in Victoria and Australia.

  • 12Nov

    3.7 million Victorians believe mental health should be an election priority

    New research conducted by Roy Morgan Research - commissioned by Orygen - shows 3.7 million Victorians agree that mental health should be a top priority for the next State Government of Victoria - and 3.8 million agree there is a big gap between what is needed in mental health services and research and what is being funded.

  • 05Nov

    Promising potential to integrate technology and youth health practice

    New research has found that both young people and service providers are generally interested in integrating technology into mental health treatment, yet a lack of research on how to do so seems to be preventing its uptake. 

  • 04Nov

    The Global Crisis of Depression

    Economist Events is running a global forum to gather policymakers, healthcare providers, the pharmaceuticals industry, academia, employers and patient groups for a day of debate and discussion on the burden of depression. Speakers include Kofi Annan, Beatrice Lorenzin, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Alastair Campbell and Professor Patrick McGorry AO.

  • 09Oct

    Orygen becomes National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

    We are delighted to be able to announce that on October 8, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre officially became Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

  • 05Oct

    Professor Helen Herrman Elected as President of the World Psychiatric Association in Madrid

    In September at the World Psychiatric Congress in Madrid Professor Helen Herrman, Director of Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and also Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne was elected by a large majority to the Presidency of the World Psychiatric Association. She is the first Australian to be elected to this role.

  • 03Oct

    RocKwiz Goes Mental for youth mental health

    RocKwiz’s Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis, Dugald McAndrew and the RocKwiz Orkestra are primed to “go mental” for youth mental health at a special live RocKwiz spectacular “RocKwiz Goes Mental” at The Melbourne Town Hall Friday 3rd October. All proceeds from the night go to support Orygen.

  • 02Sep

    Orygen researchers among world’s most influential scientific minds

    Thomson Reuters has released a list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds for 2014 and Orygen is proud to see two of our staff, our Executive Director Prof Patrick McGorry AO and Prof Alison Yung recognised in the list, along with our close collaborator Prof Christos Pantelis.

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