News And Events

  • 24Apr

    Winston Churchill Fellowship Researcher visits Orygen

    Victoria Bleazard has worked at England's largest mental health membership charity and service provider, Rethink Mental Illness, since 2008.

    Recently she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research models of mental healthcare in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and as one of her main interests is early intervention programs for psychosis, Victoria decided to spend the day with us at Orygen.

  • 16Apr

    Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the National Mental Health Commission's ‘Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services'. The majority of the recommendations in this expert and detailed national report, commissioned by the Abbott Government are worthy of consideration.

  • 10Apr

    Gina Chinnery awarded Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) 2015 Practitioner of the Year

    Congratulations to Orygen’s Gina Chinnery on being awarded the 2015 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). The award recognises outstanding achievement in the design, promotion and delivery of best practice career development services and the sharing of programs and resources with colleagues.

  • 07Apr

    We welcome certainty of mental health funding and commitment to reform

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the decision of the Australian Government to renew funding for mental health services for 12 months, while it works through the National Mental Health Commission’s review and its recommendations.

  • 01Apr

    Young people respond to study suggesting prevalent homophobia amongst teenage boys

    beyondblue have released a new study which suggests that ‘Australian teenage boys are engaging in homophobia at an alarming rate…harming the mental health of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex youth and placing them at risk of suicide.’

    We asked some young people for their thoughts on the issue.

  • 25Mar

    The Lancet shines a light on personality disorder

    Medical journal ‘The Lancet’ recently featured a series of articles on personality disorder titled ‘Classification, assessment, prevalence and the effect of personality disorder’, ‘Treatment of personality disorder’, ‘Personality disorder across the life course’ and an editoral titled 'Rethinking personality disorder'.

  • 13Mar

    Professor McGorry AO announces Australian Early Psychosis Research Network

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen, has written a piece for the Medical Journal of Australia on behalf of the newly formed Australian Early Psychosis Research Network.

  • 27Feb

    Third International Youth Mental Health Conference: Call for Abstracts

    The Third International Youth Mental Health Conference being held 8th-10th October 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is now accepting abstracts for submission. 

  • 26Feb

    Support for vocational intervention in McClure Report

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health supports the McClure Report released today calling for a new model of vocational intervention to assist young Australians with mental ill-health.

  • 02Feb

    headspace joins march for gay pride

    Staff and Youth Advisory Group members from the headspace centres led by Orygen (Sunshine, Werribee, Glenroy, Craigieburn) joined forces with other Melbourne and Geelong headspaces to participate in the 20th Pride March in St Kilda on February 1st.

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