News And Events

  • 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. 

  • 26Feb

    Support for vocational intervention in McClure Report

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health supports the McClure Report released today calling for a new model of vocational intervention to assist young Australians with mental ill-health.

  • 02Feb

    headspace joins march for gay pride

    Staff and Youth Advisory Group members from the headspace centres led by Orygen (Sunshine, Werribee, Glenroy, Craigieburn) joined forces with other Melbourne and Geelong headspaces to participate in the 20th Pride March in St Kilda on February 1st.

  • 28Jan

    Third international youth mental health conference to be held in Montreal

    Orygen is proud to support the third international youth mental health conference to be held 8th-10th October 2015 in Montreal, Canada.

  • 19Jan

    New research supports intensive care model for young people at risk of psychosis

    A ten year study of intensive case management for young people at ultra high risk of developing psychosis has found that the model of care dramatically improved outcomes. The research, which was devised and conducted at Orygen as a response to an increase in suicides amongst young people with first episode psychosis, showed that over the decade there were no suicides in the treated group and no instances of violence toward treating staff.

  • 13Jan

    Early psychosis (EPPIC) forum in Melbourne

    The organising committee are pleased to invite you on the 6th of March 2015 to Melbourne, Australia for the EPPIC Forum. This exciting gathering of Australian and international experts, hosted by Professor Patrick McGorry AO, will draw on local and international experiences to challenge and grow our understanding of working with young people with emerging and early psychosis in diverse clinical settings. 

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