News And Events

  • 23May

    Professor Patrick McGorry AO receives Science Academy’s highest honour

    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 been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, one of the highest honours an Australian scientist can receive.

  • 05May

    National Youth Week 2016

    National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration that gives young people across the country an opportunity to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives.

  • 05May

    Launch of the STEP study

    The STEP study (Staged Treatment in Early Psychosis), one of Orygen’s largest research projects, commences recruitment this month. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Washington DC, will produce an evidence-base to guide a stepwise clinical approach to treatment for young people at ultra high risk (UHR) of psychosis.

  • 28Apr

    Orygen launches Toolkit at Youth Partnerships in Research mini-conference

    We are proud to announce that on April 15 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, welcomed researchers, young people and external partners from key related organisations to our Inaugural Youth Partnerships in Research mini conference. The conference consisted of a full day of workshops, panels and table top presentations facilitated and led by our national Youth Advisory Council and Youth Research Council in partnership with researchers exploring the theme of engaging young people in research practices.

  • 28Apr

    Orygen welcomes Victorian Government’s commitment for state of the art redevelopment

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health welcomes the commitment in the 2016/17 Victorian State Budget of $60 million to build new facilities for Orygen and the state-funded Orygen Youth Health Program at our current site in Poplar Road, Parkville.

  • 08Apr

    Why YOU have the power to be a youth mental health advocate

    Today marks the beginning of National Youth Week, a week for the celebration of young people in Australia. It is a week of fun-filled activities, infused with a touch of seriousness and a note of empowerment. It is the week of having conversations on topics important to young people, one of which is youth mental health advocacy.

  • 15Mar

    Looking the Other Way: Young People and Self-Harm

    Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a report that lifts the lid on the unacceptably high rate of self-harm among young people in Australia today exposing the damaging effects of stigma associated with self-harm and the inability of available services to deal with it.

  • 04Mar

    LGBTQI young people and mental health: a Q&A

    Young people identifying as LGBTQI are at increased risk of mental health problems for a number of reasons including bullying, stigma and lack of support services. On the day of Sydney Mardi Gras we are sharing a chat between Yasmine and Michelle, two young people involved in the work of Orygen, on why it is more important than ever to support LGBTQI young people and their mental health and wellbeing.

  • 23Feb

    2016 Orygen Summer Interns reflect on the program

    Over the last four weeks we've had the pleasure of working alongside Desney, Anthony, Jay and Kendall, four incredible young people who took part in our first Summer Intern Program. 

  • 15Jan

    Orygen researchers amongst World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

    Thomson Reuters have published their 2015 list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and Orygen is proud to have a number of researchers connected with our work represented. Our Executive Director, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and Professor Michael Berk, who is involved in Mood Disorders research at Orygen, were both honoured in the list, which included over 100 Australian researchers.

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