News And Events

  • 26Apr

    Project to trial suicide prevention resources in high schools across Melbourne’s north-west

    Research into the effectiveness of suicide prevention resources for high school students has received $666,281 in funding over five years through a National Health and Medical Research Council partnership grant, federal health minister Greg Hunt announced today.

  • 16Apr

    Showcasing the NinjaArt exhibition at headspace Werribee

    headspace Werribee held its third NinjaArt exhibition last month, bringing together young people, their families and friends to showcase current works from the art therapy group.

  • 12Apr

    Orygen's vocational specialists awarded international fellowships

    Two of Orygen’s vocational specialists have today been awarded international fellowships by Jobs Victoria.

    Gina Chinnery, the national vocational services manager at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and Jaimee Lee Volkov, a vocational worker at headspace Sunshine, will use the fellowships to explore the ways international employment services deliver employment opportunities to young people experiencing barriers to employment, such as mental ill-health.

  • 05Apr

    Professor Patrick McGorry presented with lifetime achievement award

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental, and Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, has today been awarded the Schizophrenia International Research Society’s (SIRS) 2018 lifetime achievement award in acknowledgement of his clinical and research contributions to psychosis.

  • 28Mar

    Celebrating 25 years of progress in youth mental health

    Orygen is this year celebrating 25 years of progress in youth mental health.  Over the coming months we will share our rich history and the global impact of our work as we head towards the opening of our new building later this year.

  • 28Mar

    Primary Health Networks gather for quarterly Youth Mental Health in Primary Care workshop

    Orygen hosted its third Youth Mental Health in Primary Care workshop in Sydney over two days in late February. The workshop was part of Orygen’s work to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in their commissioning of services for young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties.

  • 27Mar

    Research participants needed!

    Are you a young person interested in taking part in a psychology study? If you have experienced mental health difficulties within the past 12 months, we want to hear from you.

  • 22Mar

    Statement regarding headspace Melton

    The Board and management of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, welcomes advice from the Department of Health that an external review will be undertaken of the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network ‘s tender process and decision for the establishment and operation of headspace Melton.

  • 16Mar

    How can parents support young people to safely navigate social media?

    Parents often report difficulties balancing respect for their teenager’s independence with wanting to supervise their child’s online life.

  • 13Mar

    Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia

    People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment, thanks to research establishing a link between childhood trauma and some of schizophrenia’s most common symptoms.

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