News And Events

  • 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.

  • 31Aug

    Summer Intern Program 2017

    Orygen are very excited to announce the launch of the Summer Youth Intern Program for 2017. We are inviting applications from a diverse group of enthusiastic young people aged 17–25 (at the time of application) to participate in a four week Summer Intern Program (three days per week) at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Parkville, Melbourne.

  • 29Aug

    James Marcon Fundraiser Lunch

    Tickets are now available for the James Marcon Fundraiser Lunch, being held at Red Spice. The Funds will go towards empowering youth who are affected by mental illness by giving them a positive outlet to express themselves through art therapy and education/vocation programs. The event includes lunch, drinks and an afternoon full of raffle prizes, door prizes, a live auction, guest speakers and much more.

  • 25Aug

    Orygen is awarded prestigious TheMHS Medal

    Orygen has been awarded the 2016 TheMHS Medal for Mental Health. The prestigious award honours a unique and inspiring contribution to mental health by an individual or organisation and was awarded to Orygen in recognition of the organisation’s world-leading influence in youth mental health and the vital role of early intervention as a treatment model.

  • 17Aug

    Under the spotlight: The mental health of elite athletes

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has released the world’s first comprehensive review of the current evidence compiled on the mental health and wellbeing of elite-level athletes.

  • 11Aug

    Research participants needed!

    Are you between 15 and 19 years old? Would you like to participate in a psychology study? We want to hear from you!

  • 27Jul

    Hats for Hope 2016

    Tickets are now available for Hats for Hope 2016, a fashion parade featuring a private collection of vintage Christian Dior hats with Milliner Extraordinaire, Peter Jago commentating the parade and all funds raised going to suicide prevention projects at Orygen.

  • 03Jul

    Welcome to NAIDOC Week 2016

    Today marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week 2016, a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and to recognise the contribution Indigenious Australians make to our culture and society. Listen to Orygen's Kara Goodman-Smith welcome everyone to the week.

  • 29Jun

    New report highlights neglect of physical and sexual health in young people with mental ill-health

    Orygen has released a report that shows that the physical and sexual health of young people with mental ill-health is largely being ignored. Titled ‘Physical Challenge, Wider health impacts for young people with a mental illness’ the report shows that young people who are diagnosed with a mental illness are at a greater risk of poorer physical and sexual health outcomes, because the sole focus of their treatment is being targeted to their mental health at the cost of their physical health.

  • 29Jun

    headspace will be central to success of primary health networks’ mental health role in youth mental health

    In response to some recent policy announcements and commentary on the ongoing role of headspace centres in the delivery of youth mental health services through Primary Health Networks (PHNs), Executive Director of Orygen, Prof Patrick McGorry and Senior Policy Analyst, Matthew Hamilton have prepared this response.

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