News And Events

  • 28Oct

    New partnership program to help young people in Melbourne’s north access employment and education

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has partnered with employment services agency Campbell Page to trial a vocational recovery service for young people at our headspace centres in Glenroy and Craigieburn. These services will be based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model which has been effectively delivered through the Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program and shown to return 85% of young people with an experience of mental ill-health to work or study.

  • 22Oct

    New US data shows the effectiveness of Early Psychosis approach pioneered in Australia

    New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry provides further evidence of the effectiveness of Early Psychosis treatments pioneered at Orygen in Australia. The US-based RAISE study, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and inspired by over two decades of research at Orygen and our partners around the world, has shown that comprehensive care for first-episode psychosis improves both functional and clinical outcomes.

  • 04Oct

    Mental Health Week 2015

    October 4-10 is Mental Health Week in Australia and Orygen is supporting a number of important events and campaigns. Following the enormous success of their 2014 campaign, the ABC is running Mental As again in 2015, a week of themed programming around mental ill-health which includes a fundraiser to support the Society for Mental Health Research.

  • 24Sep

    Three of Australia’s leading mental health researchers recognised with international Outstanding Achievement awards

    Leading researchers at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health are to be formally recognised for their outstanding work in the field of mental health research, by a prestigious USA-based funding organisation. 

  • 22Sep

    Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez recognised for research excellence

    Associate Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Head of Online Interventions and Innovation Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, will tonight be recognised with a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Excellence Award.

  • 10Sep

    World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? Day 2015

    Today is an important day for mental health awareness as it is both World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? Day. Today, we'll be sharing a range of social media developed by young people talking about why days like this, which start conversations about mental health are so important.

  • 26Aug

    Orygen researchers recognised at TheMHS conference

    Professor Helen Herrman, Director of Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Dr Magenta Simmons, Youth Partnerships in Research Coordinator at Orygen, have both been recognised with awards at the 2015 TheMHS conference.

  • 13Aug

    Passing of MRFF Bill builds strong capacity to improve outcomes for people with mental ill-health

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the passing of the  legislation of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and believes that the overall design and operation of the MRFF as described by the Bill appears consistent with the goal of harnessing the significant national asset of Australia’s high quality health research sector to address a number of key challenges faced by our health system.

  • 11Aug

    Report on the Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Orygen welcomes the release of the Report on the Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The survey results confirm that mental ill-health in young people needs to addressed as a major public health priority, and although significant recent gains have been made in improving access to care for young people with mental ill-health, unacceptably high numbers of young people still do not receive the support that they need. 

  • 23Jul

    USA and Australia announce landmark youth mental health research partnership

    The world’s largest mental health research organisation, The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the United States, has announced that it will provide Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health $6.6 million (USD) to work in partnership on a ground-breaking new research study into treatment strategies for young people at risk of developing a serious mental illness.

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