News And Events

  • 03May

    Mental health of Australian university students flying under the radar

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has released a major report that shows that while Australia provides world-class education and is an international leader in youth mental health, the mental health of university students has been largely ignored.

  • 27Apr

    Future direction for youth mental health?

    On the 26th April 2017 Orygen hosted ‘In Conversation: The future of youth mental health’. Orygen bought together some of the leading thinkers in youth mental health: Professor Ian Manion from the Institute of Mental Health Research, Canada,  Professor Shitij Kapur, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, The University of Melbourne  and Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Executive Director, Orygen for this major public event. 

  • 07Apr

    Orygen's Professor Andrew Chanen receives top US honour for his outstanding work in the field of Personality Disorders

    Professor Andrew Chanen, Deputy Director, Research and Head, Personality Disorder Research at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has recieved the 2017 ‘Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders’ Award.

  • 07Apr

    Recapping Youth Takeover Day

    Orygen's Media and Communications Intern, Mitch reflects on Youth Takeover Day and gives an overview of the day while highlighting the importance of youth participation.

  • 04Apr

    Special Symposium: Advances in Early Intervention for Depression and Psychosis in Youth

    Orygen was delighted to host esteemed international guests, Professor Ian Goodyer from Cambridge University (UK) and Professor Ashok Malla from McGill University (Canada) for a special symposium on Tuesday, April 4, which explored recent advances in developing novel and early interventions for depressive and psychotic disorders.

  • 15Mar

    Farewell to our summer interns

    A big thankyou to our Summer Intern’s Bree, Zoe, Jonah and Boyd who spent four weeks at Orygen understanding how the organisation operates from the inside out.

  • 14Mar

    Primary Care in Youth Mental Health Forum

    Orygen invited Primary Health Networks (PHNs) from all over Australia to attend a forum on Youth Mental Health on Friday 10th March.

  • 14Mar

    Genetics and the onset of mental illness symposium

    Orygen had the pleasure of holding a special symposium on Monday, 27 February, on the topic of ‘Genetics and the onset of mental illness’ with the help local and international guests from Harvard’s Broad Institute and Stanley Center, the University of Queensland and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

  • 06Mar

    World-first study shows 70s mood stabiliser lithium outperforms its modern equivalent

    Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in partnership with Deakin University have released the results of a world-first study testing the effects of lithium, a mood stabiliser introduced in the 1970s, and comparing it with those of quetiapine, a more modern and commonly prescribed alternative.

  • 10Feb

    Special Symposium on Suicide Prevention

    To compliment the release of Orygen’s policy paper, ‘Raising the Bar for Youth Suicide Prevention’ a special symposium was held on Monday, 12 December 2016, which  brought together both local and international speakers which hosted both local and international speakers.

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