News And Events

  • 13May

    We welcome Australian Government's focus on youth employment

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the commitment in the 2015 Federal Budget of $330 million to improve employment outcomes for young Australians. In particular we support the targeted funding of $19.4 million over four years for two support trials to help improve employment outcomes for young people up to the age of 25 with mental ill-heath.

  • 25Apr

    National Youth Week 2015

    National Youth Week has concluded with organisers claiming the week of celebrations as the best yet. The weeklong event recognises the achievements of Australia’s youth and saw thousands of young people from all over the country taking part in a host of activities and events around this year’s theme of, 'It Starts With Us'.

  • 24Apr

    Winston Churchill Fellowship Researcher visits Orygen

    Victoria Bleazard has worked at England's largest mental health membership charity and service provider, Rethink Mental Illness, since 2008.

    Recently she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research models of mental healthcare in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and as one of her main interests is early intervention programs for psychosis, Victoria decided to spend the day with us at Orygen.

  • 16Apr

    Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the National Mental Health Commission's ‘Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services'. The majority of the recommendations in this expert and detailed national report, commissioned by the Abbott Government are worthy of consideration.

  • 10Apr

    Gina Chinnery awarded Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) 2015 Practitioner of the Year

    Congratulations to Orygen’s Gina Chinnery on being awarded the 2015 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). The award recognises outstanding achievement in the design, promotion and delivery of best practice career development services and the sharing of programs and resources with colleagues.

  • 07Apr

    We welcome certainty of mental health funding and commitment to reform

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the decision of the Australian Government to renew funding for mental health services for 12 months, while it works through the National Mental Health Commission’s review and its recommendations.

  • 01Apr

    Young people respond to study suggesting prevalent homophobia amongst teenage boys

    beyondblue have released a new study which suggests that ‘Australian teenage boys are engaging in homophobia at an alarming rate…harming the mental health of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex youth and placing them at risk of suicide.’

    We asked some young people for their thoughts on the issue.

  • 25Mar

    The Lancet shines a light on personality disorder

    Medical journal ‘The Lancet’ recently featured a series of articles on personality disorder titled ‘Classification, assessment, prevalence and the effect of personality disorder’, ‘Treatment of personality disorder’, ‘Personality disorder across the life course’ and an editoral titled 'Rethinking personality disorder'.

  • 13Mar

    Professor McGorry AO announces Australian Early Psychosis Research Network

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen, has written a piece for the Medical Journal of Australia on behalf of the newly formed Australian Early Psychosis Research Network.

  • 27Feb

    Third International Youth Mental Health Conference: Call for Abstracts

    The Third International Youth Mental Health Conference being held 8th-10th October 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is now accepting abstracts for submission. 

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