News And Events

  • 04Mar

    LGBTQI young people and mental health: a Q&A

    Young people identifying as LGBTQI are at increased risk of mental health problems for a number of reasons including bullying, stigma and lack of support services. On the day of Sydney Mardi Gras we are sharing a chat between Yasmine and Michelle, two young people involved in the work of Orygen, on why it is more important than ever to support LGBTQI young people and their mental health and wellbeing.

  • 23Feb

    2016 Orygen Summer Interns reflect on the program

    Over the last four weeks we've had the pleasure of working alongside Desney, Anthony, Jay and Kendall, four incredible young people who took part in our first Summer Intern Program. 

  • 15Jan

    Orygen researchers amongst World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

    Thomson Reuters have published their 2015 list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Orygen is proud to have a number of researchers connected with our work represented. Our Executive Director, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and Professor Michael Berk, who is involved in Mood Disorders research at Orygen, were both honoured in the list, which included over 100 Australian researchers.

  • 17Dec

    Orygen Annual Report 2015

    We've just released our Annual Report for 2015, the first as The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Watch the video of our Executive Director Professor Patrick McGorry AO reflecting on the year that was.

  • 16Dec

    Been in resi or foster care? Out of home care research project seeking participants

    The Bounce research project is looking for participants who have an experience of out of home care in Victoria. To register your interest please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you.

  • 26Nov

    Australian Government focus on early intervention, improved care pathways and national leadership welcomed by Orygen

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the Australian Government’s response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to early intervention, improved care pathways for young people and national leadership in mental health.

  • 10Nov

    Gina Chinnery awarded Employment Officer of the Year

    Orygen’s National Vocational Services Manager Gina Chinnery has been awarded Employment Officer of the Year at the Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference, which is taking place in Melbourne this week.

  • 28Oct

    New partnership program to help young people in Melbourne’s north access employment and education

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has partnered with employment services agency Campbell Page to trial a vocational recovery service for young people at our headspace centres in Glenroy and Craigieburn. These services will be based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model which has been effectively delivered through the Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program and shown to return 85% of young people with an experience of mental ill-health to work or study.

  • 22Oct

    New US data shows the effectiveness of Early Psychosis approach pioneered in Australia

    New research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry provides further evidence of the effectiveness of Early Psychosis treatments pioneered at Orygen in Australia. The US-based RAISE study, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and inspired by over two decades of research at Orygen and our partners around the world, has shown that comprehensive care for first-episode psychosis improves both functional and clinical outcomes.

  • 04Oct

    Mental Health Week 2015

    October 4-10 is Mental Health Week in Australia and Orygen is supporting a number of important events and campaigns. Following the enormous success of their 2014 campaign, the ABC is running Mental As again in 2015, a week of themed programming around mental ill-health which includes a fundraiser to support the Society for Mental Health Research.

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