News And Events

  • 27Jun

    Orygen welcomes the Coalition's mental health policy announcement

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the Coalition’s announcement of $192 million for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Given the generally modest new commitments made in this election campaign, for mental health to be the beneficiary of half of the Coalition’s new funding announced yesterday reflects in the best way possible the Prime Minister’s genuine personal commitment to this vital healthcare field. We especially wish to acknowledge his direct involvement and efforts to deliver this positive outcome.

  • 21Jun

    Commissioning and Youth Mental Health

    The Australian Government has released a new mental health policy in response to the National Mental Health Commission’s review of mental health programmes and services. The policy gives the 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), established by the Australian Government responsibility for planning mental health services. For young people, headspace services will be integrated with broader youth services at a regional level.

  • 27May

    National Reconciliation Week 2016

    Today marks the beginning of National Reconcilation Week (27 May - 3 June), a time to build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

  • 23May

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO receives Science Academy’s highest honour

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental and Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, one of the highest honours an Australian scientist can receive.

  • 05May

    National Youth Week 2016

    National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration that gives young people across the country an opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives.

  • 05May

    Launch of the STEP study

    The STEP study (Staged Treatment in Early Psychosis), one of Orygen’s largest research projects, commences recruitment this month. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Washington DC, will produce an evidence-base to guide a stepwise clinical approach to treatment for young people at ultra high risk (UHR) of psychosis.

  • 28Apr

    Orygen launches Toolkit at Youth Partnerships in Research mini-conference

    We are proud to announce that on April 15 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, welcomed researchers, young people and external partners from key related organisations to our Inaugural Youth Partnerships in Research mini conference. The conference consisted of a full day of workshops, panels and table top presentations facilitated and led by our national Youth Advisory Council and Youth Research Council in partnership with researchers exploring the theme of engaging young people in research practices.

  • 28Apr

    Orygen welcomes Victorian Government’s commitment for state of the art redevelopment

    In the Victorian Government budget handed down today the Andrews Government made good on its pre-election commitment to provide a $60 million contribution to build new facilities for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and the state-funded Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program at their current site in Poplar Road, Parkville.

  • 08Apr

    Why YOU have the power to be a youth mental health advocate

    Today marks the beginning of National Youth Week, a week for the celebration of young people in Australia. It is a week of fun-filled activities, infused with a touch of seriousness and a note of empowerment. It is the week of having conversations on topics important to young people, one of which is youth mental health advocacy.

  • 15Mar

    Looking the Other Way: Young People and Self-Harm

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a report that lifts the lid on the unacceptably high rate of self-harm among young people in Australia today exposing the damaging effects of stigma associated with self-harm and the inability of available services to deal with it.

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