News And Events

  • 07Apr

    Recapping Youth Takeover Day

    Orygen's Media and Communications Intern, Mitch reflects on Youth Takeover Day and gives an overview of the day while highlighting the importance of youth participation.

  • 04Apr

    Special Symposium: Advances in Early Intervention for Depression and Psychosis in Youth

    Orygen was delighted to host esteemed international guests, Professor Ian Goodyer from Cambridge University (UK) and Professor Ashok Malla from McGill University (Canada) for a special symposium on Tuesday, April 4, which explored recent advances in developing novel and early interventions for depressive and psychotic disorders.

  • 15Mar

    Farewell to our summer interns

    A big thank you to our Summer Intern’s Bree, Zoe, Jonah and Boyd who spent four weeks at Orygen understanding how the organisation operates from the inside out.

  • 14Mar

    Primary Care in Youth Mental Health Forum

    Orygen invited Primary Health Networks (PHNs) from all over Australia to attend a forum on Youth Mental Health on Friday 10th March.

  • 14Mar

    Genetics and the onset of mental illness symposium

    Orygen had the pleasure of holding a special symposium on Monday, 27 February, on the topic of ‘Genetics and the onset of mental illness’ with the help local and international guests from Harvard’s Broad Institute and Stanley Center, the University of Queensland and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

  • 06Mar

    World-first study shows 70s mood stabiliser lithium outperforms its modern equivalent

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in partnership with Deakin University have released the results of a world-first study testing the effects of lithium, a mood stabiliser introduced in the 1970s, and comparing it with those of quetiapine, a more modern and commonly prescribed alternative.

  • 10Feb

    Special Symposium on Suicide Prevention

    To compliment the release of Orygen’s policy paper, ‘Raising the Bar for Youth Suicide Prevention’ a special symposium was held on Monday, 12 December 2016, which  brought together both local and international speakers which hosted both local and international speakers.

  • 10Feb

    Welcome to our summer interns

    The second ever Summer Intern Program began on Wednesday 1st of February where we welcomed four young people to undertake a four-week (three days per week) placement at Orygen.

  • 10Feb

    Youth Early Psychosis Program Workshop

    The leadership of all of the Youth Early Psychosis Program (YEPP) sites from across Australia came together with representatives from Orygen, The Australian Government and headspace National Office for a two day event hosted by Orygen in early December, to reunite and discuss the future development of the program following the confirmation of the continuation of the program announced during the Federal election and confirmed in the MYEFO.

  • 10Feb

    Youth Takeover Day 2017

    To celebrate the incredible contributions of young people to the work of Orygen, members of the Youth Advisory & Youth Research Councils are planning a Youth Takeover Day on Friday 31st March 2017.

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