News And Events

  • 01Jun

    Wrapping up the peer-to-peer conference

    With over 100 local and international guests in attendance, Orygen’s ‘Peer-to-peer: A flourishing model of support’ conference bought together representatives from a range of youth peer work and peer support organisations.

  • 28May

    Suicide prevention on the agenda – Orygen welcomes major Government investment

    The Australian Government has announced they will be investing $47 million into suicide prevention work across Australia. Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has welcomed and applauded the announcement and is ready to start making a change in the devastating impact that suicide has on families and in communities across Australia.

  • 16May

    Longtime supporter of Orygen awards $3 million for Capital Project

    Orygen is very pleased to announce that longtime supporter, The Ian Potter Foundation has awarded $3 million to fund our Capital Project.

    Orygen’s Capital project which is expected to be complete September 2018, will create a purpose built facility for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health clients, visitors staff and services. The new facility has been designed to support collaboration and innovation and will give Orygen greater capacity to grown its work.

  • 16May

    Thank you to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

    Orygen is delighted to announce that we have received a very generous grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust to fund our Youth Online Training and Employment System (YOTES).

  • 09May

    Orygen welcomes commitment from Australian Government in Budget 2017

    The Australian Government is prioritising mental health research in the 2017/18 Budget, by investing $15 million over two years. Specifically this investment provides $5 million over two years to Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, these funds will enable Orygen us to continue to grow our capacity as an world leading integrated healthcare and translational research organisation dedicated to focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

  • 03May

    Mental health of Australian university students flying under the radar

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a major report that shows that while Australia provides world-class education and is an international leader in youth mental health, the mental health of university students has been largely ignored.

  • 27Apr

    Future direction for youth mental health?

    On the 26th April 2017 Orygen hosted ‘In Conversation: The future of youth mental health’. Orygen bought together some of the leading thinkers in youth mental health: Professor Ian Manion from the Institute of Mental Health Research, Canada,  Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, The University of Melbourne  and Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director, Orygen for this major public event. 

  • 07Apr

    Orygen's Professor Andrew Chanen receives top US honour for his outstanding work in the field of Personality Disorders

    Professor Andrew Chanen, Deputy Director, Research and Head, Personality Disorder Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has recieved the 2017 ‘Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders’ Award.

  • 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.

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