Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program (OYHCP)
Operated by Melbourne Health with funding from Victoria’s Department of Health, is a specialised youth mental health clinical service providing comprehensive clinical services to young people aged 15–25 with mental health issues in the western and north-western areas of Melbourne. These services include inpatient and acute community based care, outreach, case management, psychological treatments, psychosocial programs, peer and family support.
We have worked in partnership with OYHCP for many years, collaborating closely around our research and knowledge transfer activities. Many of our staff have worked within the OYHCP at some stage in their careers, and some continue to do so on a part-time basis.
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Through the headspace enhanced primary care platform there are now more than 65 headspace centres operating across Australia.
These centres provide young people aged 12-25 with advice, assistance, treatment and support in the areas of general health, mental health, education and employment, and alcohol and other drugs.
headspace was established and funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia in 2006, and was initially operated by Orygen (then Orygen Youth Health Research Centre) in partnership with the University of Melbourne until September 2009. Today we are proud to continue our close partnership with headspace as a member of the headspace Company, as well as working in partnership with headspace and the Commonwealth on rolling out the EPPIC model through the headspace platform, and delivering the headspace Centre of Excellence.
Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
Young and Well CRC is an international research centre that unites young people with researchers, practitioners and policy makers from over 75 partner organisations across the non-profit, academic, government and corporate sectors. Leading this extensive partnership, the Young and Well CRC explores the role of technology in young people’s lives, and how it can be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 25.
Orygen is one of the 14 Essential Partners in the Young and Well CRC. Essential partners make significant cash and in-kind contributions to the Young and Well CRC’s activities and are involved in organisational governance, program leadership and project management.
The Australian Government Department of Industry has provided $27.5 million funding over 5 years to support the activities of the CRC.
Other Key Collaborators
Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Australian Catholic University
Australian Government, Department of Health
Black Dog Institute
Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney
Buongkok Green Medical Park, Singapore
Centre for Multicultural Youth
Foundation House – Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
Integrated Psychiatry Winterthur, Switzerland
International Association for Youth Mental Health
International Early Psychosis Association
International First Episode Vocational Recovery Group
International Physical Health in Youth Stream
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
MacKillop Family Services
McGill University, Canada
Medical University Vienna, Austria
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre
Melbourne Neuroscience Centre
NSW Department of Health
Psychiatric Universities Clinic, Switzerland
Reiner van Arkel Centre, The Netherlands
Royal Children’s Hospital
The University of Melbourne
The University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
The WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
UCLA Dartmouth, USA
University Hospital Jena, Germany
University of Adelaide
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Heidelberg, Germany
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
University of Manchester
University of Montreal, Canada
University of Wollongong
Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency
Victorian Commission for Children and Department of Human Services
Victorian Department of Health
Youth Support and Advocacy Service