News And Events

  • 25Aug

    Orygen is awarded prestigious TheMHS Medal

    Orygen has been awarded the 2016 TheMHS Medal for Mental Health. The prestigious award honours a unique and inspiring contribution to mental health by an individual or organisation and was awarded to Orygen in recognition of the organisation’s world-leading influence in youth mental health and the vital role of early intervention as a treatment model.

  • 17Aug

    Under the spotlight: The mental health of elite athletes

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has released the world’s first comprehensive review of the current evidence compiled on the mental health and wellbeing of elite-level athletes.

  • 11Aug

    Research participants needed!

    Are you between 15 and 19 years old? Would you like to participate in a psychology study? We want to hear from you!

  • 27Jul

    Hats for Hope 2016

    Tickets are now available for Hats for Hope 2016, a fashion parade featuring a private collection of vintage Christian Dior hats with Milliner Extraordinaire, Peter Jago commentating the parade and all funds raised going to suicide prevention projects at Orygen.

  • 03Jul

    Welcome to NAIDOC Week 2016

    Today marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week 2016, a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and to recognise the contribution Indigenious Australians make to our culture and society. Listen to Orygen's Kara Goodman-Smith welcome everyone to the week.

  • 29Jun

    New report highlights neglect of physical and sexual health in young people with mental ill-health

    Orygen has released a report that shows that the physical and sexual health of young people with mental ill-health is largely being ignored. Titled ‘Physical Challenge, Wider health impacts for young people with a mental illness’ the report shows that young people who are diagnosed with a mental illness are at a greater risk of poorer physical and sexual health outcomes, because the sole focus of their treatment is being targeted to their mental health at the cost of their physical health.

  • 29Jun

    headspace will be central to success of primary health networks’ mental health role in youth mental health

    In response to some recent policy announcements and commentary on the ongoing role of headspace centres in the delivery of youth mental health services through Primary Health Networks (PHNs), Executive Director of Orygen, Prof Patrick McGorry and Senior Policy Analyst, Matthew Hamilton have prepared this response.

  • 27Jun

    Orygen welcomes the Coalition's mental health policy announcement

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the Coalition’s announcement of $192 million for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Given the generally modest new commitments made in this election campaign, for mental health to be the beneficiary of half of the Coalition’s new funding announced yesterday reflects in the best way possible the Prime Minister’s genuine personal commitment to this vital healthcare field. We especially wish to acknowledge his direct involvement and efforts to deliver this positive outcome.

  • 21Jun

    Commissioning and Youth Mental Health

    The Australian Government has released a new mental health policy in response to the National Mental Health Commission’s review of mental health programmes and services. The policy gives the 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), established by the Australian Government responsibility for planning mental health services. For young people, headspace services will be integrated with broader youth services at a regional level.

  • 27May

    National Reconciliation Week 2016

    Today marks the beginning of National Reconcilation Week (27 May - 3 June), a time to build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

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