News And Events

  • 15Jul

    Celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

  • 02Jul

    Urgent call for better treatments for young people with first episode bipolar

    More targeted care and additional research into treatments for young people experiencing a first episode of bipolar are urgently needed, a new review has found.

  • 12Jun

    Helping young people return to work or school

    How we help young people who have had an experience of early psychosis reconnect with their employment and educational goals was the focus of a two-day symposium held in Melbourne last month.

  • 05Jun

    Auditor-General’s report lays bare Victoria’s neglect of youth mental health services

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, is concerned by the findings of today’s Victorian Auditor-General’s report into public child and youth mental health services.


  • 30May

    The Politics of Mental Health

    Half of all Australians will experience mental ill-health in their lifetime. The prevalence of mental illness in young people is on the rise. The World Health Organization confirms that depression will overtake heart disease as the number one cause of disease burden worldwide by 2030, so why is it so hard for people with mental illness to get a fair deal? With unique insight into the workings of government, and lived experience of mental illness, British journalist and political aide Alastair Campbell shares his ideas on what can be done.

  • 22May

    ‘Positive masculinity’ integral to young men’s mental health

    A gender-sensitive approach is needed to tackle high rates of suicide and low rates of help-seeking among young men, research from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has shown.

  • 21May

    Young people doing it for themselves

    Orygen was buzzing with the ideas, contributions and achievements of young people as they took centre stage at two key youth participation events last month.

  • 20May

    International Olympic Committee issues consensus statement on mental health

    The International Olympic Committee has made an unprecedented commitment to supporting the mental health of elite athletes, with guidance from researchers at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

  • 08May

    Professor Patrick McGorry honoured with humanitarian award

    Orygen’s executive director, Professor Patrick McGorry, has been awarded the 2019 Society of Biological Psychiatry’s Humanitarian Award in recognition of his dedicated service and advocacy for mental illness.

  • 08May

    Wings of an angel

    Orygen’s headspace centre at Werribee recently held its fourth NinjaArt exhibition, bringing together young people, their families and friends to showcase current works from the art therapy group.

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