News And Events

  • 28Apr

    Orygen welcomes Victorian Government’s commitment for state of the art redevelopment

    In the Victorian Government budget handed down today the Andrews Government made good on its pre-election commitment to provide a $60 million contribution to build new facilities for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the state-funded Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program at their current site in Poplar Road, Parkville.

  • 08Apr

    Why YOU have the power to be a youth mental health advocate

    Today marks the beginning of National Youth Week, a week for the celebration of young people in Australia. It is a week of fun-filled activities, infused with a touch of seriousness and a note of empowerment. It is the week of having conversations on topics important to young people, one of which is youth mental health advocacy.

  • 15Mar

    Looking the Other Way: Young People and Self-Harm

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a report that lifts the lid on the unacceptably high rate of self-harm among young people in Australia today exposing the damaging effects of stigma associated with self-harm and the inability of available services to deal with it.

  • 04Mar

    LGBTQI young people and mental health: a Q&A

    Young people identifying as LGBTQI are at increased risk of mental health problems for a number of reasons including bullying, stigma and lack of support services. On the day of Sydney Mardi Gras we are sharing a chat between Yasmine and Michelle, two young people involved in the work of Orygen, on why it is more important than ever to support LGBTQI young people and their mental health and wellbeing.

  • 23Feb

    2016 Orygen Summer Interns reflect on the program

    Over the last four weeks we've had the pleasure of working alongside Desney, Anthony, Jay and Kendall, four incredible young people who took part in our first Summer Intern Program. 

  • 15Jan

    Orygen researchers amongst World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

    Thomson Reuters have published their 2015 list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Orygen is proud to have a number of researchers connected with our work represented. Our Executive Director, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and Professor Michael Berk, who is involved in Mood Disorders research at Orygen, were both honoured in the list, which included over 100 Australian researchers.

  • 17Dec

    Orygen Annual Report 2015

    We've just released our Annual Report for 2015, the first as The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Watch the video of our Executive Director Professor Patrick McGorry AO reflecting on the year that was.

  • 16Dec

    Been in resi or foster care? Out of home care research project seeking participants

    The Bounce research project is looking for participants who have an experience of out of home care in Victoria. To register your interest please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you.

  • 26Nov

    Australian Government focus on early intervention, improved care pathways and national leadership welcomed by Orygen

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the Australian Government’s response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to early intervention, improved care pathways for young people and national leadership in mental health.

  • 10Nov

    Gina Chinnery awarded Employment Officer of the Year

    Orygen’s National Vocational Services Manager Gina Chinnery has been awarded Employment Officer of the Year at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference, which is taking place in Melbourne this week.

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