News And Events

  • 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. 

  • 08Dec

    Children’s Rights Report calls for national research agenda for suicide and self-harm

    Orygen welcomes the 2014 Australian Human Rights Commission ‘Children’s Rights Report’ which calls for the establishment of a national research agenda for suicide and self-harm.

  • 27Nov

    Professor McGorry speaks at The Economist Events 'Global Crisis of Depression' forum

    Economist Events recently hosted a unique international event in London entitled 'The Global Crisis of Depression' to spark momentum for nations to address the serious neglect of mental health and depression in particular. Professor McGorry was among the invited speakers at the event.

  • 24Nov

    Borderline personality disorder - what works

    Professor Andrew Chanen, Head of Personality Disorder Research at Orygen was a guest on ABC RN's All In The Mind program (23 November 2014), which focused on borderline personality disorder.

  • 19Nov

    Study shows fish oil may prevent the development of psychosis in high risk individuals

    The results of an ongoing trial study, presented at the 2014 International Early Psychosis Conference in Tokyo, show that young people who took a high dose of concentrated fish oil for a period of 12 weeks were less likely to develop psychosis seven years later.

  • 14Nov

    Labor commits $60 million to redevelop Orygen facilities

    The Victorian Labor Party has committed to build new and expanded facilities for Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the state-funded Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program in Parkville if it wins government in the November election. The commitment is $60 million in funding to improve mental health care for young people in Victoria and Australia.

  • 12Nov

    3.7 million Victorians believe mental health should be an election priority

    New research conducted by Roy Morgan Research - commissioned by Orygen - shows 3.7 million Victorians agree that mental health should be a top priority for the next State Government of Victoria - and 3.8 million agree there is a big gap between what is needed in mental health services and research and what is being funded.

  • 05Nov

    Promising potential to integrate technology and youth health practice

    New research has found that both young people and service providers are generally interested in integrating technology into mental health treatment, yet a lack of research on how to do so seems to be preventing its uptake. 

  • 04Nov

    The Global Crisis of Depression

    Economist Events is running a global forum to gather policymakers, healthcare providers, the pharmaceuticals industry, academia, employers and patient groups for a day of debate and discussion on the burden of depression. Speakers include Kofi Annan, Beatrice Lorenzin, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Alastair Campbell and Professor Patrick McGorry AO.

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