News And Events

  • 31Aug

    Pioneering new frontiers in psychosis research and early intervention

    More than 25 years has passed since Sir Gustav Nossal, one of Australia’s most celebrated medical scientists, awarded a VicHealth research grant to Orygen’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC). But he says the experience of seeing EPPIC first-hand, and meeting the people behind it, has left an indelible memory.


  • 30Aug

    Funding to create unique drug and alcohol treatment for young people with mental illness

    Research into clinical treatments to reduce drug and alcohol use in young people with mental illness has received a significant funding boost, with a $1.25 million grant over three years from Gandel Philanthropy.

  • 27Aug

    New partnership benefits young people looking for work

    Young people seeking employment will directly benefit from a new partnership entered into by Orygen and life insurance specialist TAL’s Community Foundation.

  • 27Aug

    Vocational programs in the spotlight

    Representatives from headspace were in Melbourne recently for a two-day Orygen conference focussed on developing and expanding specialised vocational support programs in headspace centres across Australia.


  • 27Aug

    Government House opens its doors to Orygen staff and supporters

    The Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC and her partner Mr Anthony Howard QC, hosted a morning tea at Government House earlier this month to celebrate Orygen's 25 years of progress in youth mental health.

  • 21Aug

    #chatsafe: world-first guidelines help young people talk safely online about suicide

    The world’s first guidelines to support young people in communicating safely online about suicide have been released today by Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.

  • 20Aug

    Fellowship funding to progress research into bipolar disorder, anxiety and optimised care

    Researchers at Orygen have secured more than $1.5 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council’s fellowship scheme to continue their work in youth mental health innovation and reform.

  • 30Jul

    Orygen welcomes Dr Jean Twenge

    Dr Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University recently visited Australia to speak at a number of events on the impact of technology on the well-being and mental health of young people in America.

  • 30Jul

    Smartphone technology taps into mental health of young people

    The ways in which young people use their smartphones may be monitored and studied to identify those in need of psychological help or those most likely to respond to mental interventions.

  • 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.

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