News And Events

  • 27Jul

    A tale of EPPIC proportions

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health together with Orygen Youth Heath Clinical Program are celebrating 25 years of innovation and dedication to improving the mental health of young people. To mark the anniversary Orygen is producing a series of stories that capture the history and milestones of the organisations. The first in the series takes us back to where it all began, the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.

  • 26Jul

    Enhancing the clinical care of young people with complex mental health needs

    The enhanced care model piloted at Orygen’s four headspace centres in Melbourne’s north-west in 2017 has had its funding extended following successful results in its first year.



  • 25Jul

    Doctors in Schools program shows early success

    Orygen-led headspace centres are now delivering GP services into secondary schools in Melbourne’s north-west as part of the Victorian Department of Education’s Doctors in Schools program.

  • 06Jul

    Professor Eoin Killackey announced as IEPA President-Elect

    Professor Eoin Killackey, Associate Director of Graduate Research and Education at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental health, has been announced as President-Elect of the IEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health.

  • 03Jul

    New services in NW Melbourne target young people with complex mental health needs

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, will lead a consortium that will develop and deliver mental health services to young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness, it was announced today.

  • 28Jun

    Clinical leader takes stock on the shores of Antarctica

    Dr Sophie Adams, the clinical director of the four headspace centres Orygen operates in the north-west of Melbourne, has recently returned from a month-long journey to Antarctica, the final stage of a 12 month leadership program called Homeward Bound.

  • 27Jun

    Young people with borderline personality disorder respond differently to unpleasant imagery

    A new study has found that young people in the early stages of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have abnormalities in the way they process and respond to unpleasant stimuli.

  • 26Jun

    Health services inadequate in responding to young people affected by trauma

    Australian mental health services lack the capability and capacity to respond to the needs of young people affected by trauma, a new report has found.

  • 06Jun

    Help Orygen end the mental illness epidemic in young people

    Orygen is desperate to improve treatments for mental illness. We know it’s not good enough that only 1 out of 3 young people treated for mental illness get better.

  • 06Jun

    Are you between 15 and 25 years old? We want to hear from you!

    This study is interested in finding better ways to treat young people experiencing psychosis and helping them lead meaningful lives. To better understand the influence of psychosis on health and functioning we need to know generally how young people are going – in particular those who have not had any treatment for any mental health issues in the past.

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