News And Events

  • 29May

    Time to rethink treatments for young people with depression

    Young people with depression are likely to experience cognitive difficulties such as poor concentration, memory and problem solving skills that may reduce their ability to respond well to some standard treatments for depression, a new study has found.

  • 28May

    Early drug treatment sees good outcomes for young people with treatment-resistant psychosis

    Early diagnosis of treatment-resistant schizophrenia may lead to better outcomes for young people with this disorder, researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, have found.

  • 21May

    Bringing together headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program staff for biannual workshop

    Orygen hosted its fourth headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) workshop in Brisbane in mid-May, bringing together 60 hYEPP staff and PHNs from around Australia. The workshop was part of Orygen’s work to support hYEPPs in their implementation of Orygen’s Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model to young people.

  • 09May

    Orygen welcomes budget commitments to mental health

    The leadership of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, welcomes the 2018-19 Australian and Victorian Government budgets, released in early May, for their focus on mental health research, suicide prevention, and mental health supports and services for rural and remote communities.

  • 07May

    Fellowship awarded to study youth attitudes to serious mental health diagnoses

    Orygen research that seeks to identify which young people are at higher risk of developing serious mental disorders such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression has received funding through a fellowship project grant from the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) in partnership with the Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research (AFFIRM).

  • 30Apr

    Orygen researchers identify new biomarker to predict long-term risk of developing psychosis

    A study undertaken by Orygen researchers has revealed that low blood levels of an antioxidant called glutathione can be used as an indicator for the worsening of symptoms in patients at risk for psychosis.

  • 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.

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