News And Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

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