News And Events

  • 08Dec

    Fish oil now shown to be ineffective in preventing the development of psychosis

    A world-first, large-scale international trial shows omega-3 fatty acids to be ineffective in preventing the development of psychosis in high risk individuals. The NEURAPRO trial was designed as a large-scale replication of an original Vienna omega-3 trial lead by Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health which showed 12 weeks of supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids was able to significantly reduce the rate of onset of psychosis in ultra-high risk young people.

  • 08Dec

    Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Vocational Programs commence at headspace Sunshine and Glenroy

    Gina Chinnery and Dr Magenta Simmons were recently successful in their application for Orygen to become part of the Victorian State Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network (JVEN) gaining $1,546,000 in funding over four years to implement the program.  JVEN funding will provide fully integrated Individual Placement and Support (IPS) vocational programs in our Sunshine and Glenroy headspace centres.  Dedicated IPS vocational specialists, Wayne Mallia at Sunshine and Sally Smith at Glenroy, have started providing IPS vocational support to young people. 

  • 30Nov

    Urgent response required to the rising rates of suicide among young Australians

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a major report that shows that despite 20 years of suicide prevention strategies and investment by all levels of government, suicide rates among Australian young people are increasing. The report calls for a reinvigorated suicide prevention response that specifically responds to the needs and experiences of young people.

  • 22Nov

    National Youth Mental Health Workforce Strategy and Training Framework

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released its first National Youth Mental Health Workforce Strategy and National Youth Mental Health Workforce Training Framework which together aim to support our vision for all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.

  • 24Oct

    Hats for Hope 2016

    Hats for Hope is an annual charity fundraiser that raises money for Orygen’s suicide prevention projects. This year the event was a sell-out and attracted over 250 people to the beautiful Mural Hall in Myer Melbourne. The fundraiser is the brainchild of Arlene Bennett, Michelle Stevens and Joanne Rae, three women who share a passion for ensuring that young people get to live long and healthy lives.

  • 24Oct

    Internship Program 2017

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is very excited to invite a diverse group of enthusiastic young people 25 years and under to participate in a 12 week intern Program (2 days per week) attached to either the Policy team or Media & Communications team. Applicants must be aged 17-25 for the duration of the program (between March – June 2017) to participate in this intern program which is located in Parkville, Melbourne.

  • 13Oct

    Self-care is never selfish

    This week marks Mental Health Week, a time to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, and a time to raise awareness around mental health recovery. Jess is a member of Orygen’s newly formed ‘Live It Speak It’ group and for Mental Health Week has written this piece on the importance of self-care.

  • 06Oct

    Future Generation Global donation supports suicide prevention

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is delighted to receive its first donation from Future Generation Global Investment Company.

  • 29Sep

    Cross cultural capacity training commences at Orygen

    As part of Orygen’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the organisation committed to supporting the cultural development of staff by providing cross cultural capacity training.  Training has commenced and is  proving to be an overwhelmingly positve experience for those who have attended thus far.

  • 28Sep

    Orygen's youth councils gather for their biannual face-to-face meeting

    Orygen’s Youth Advisory and Youth Research Council members from around Australia recently came together for their biannual face-to-face meeting in Melbourne.

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