Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak
Orygen is continuing to provide mental health care and support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We acknowledge that the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 can raise feelings of anxiety, distress and concern. Maintaining the mental health of young people remains our priority.
We are working to ensure we can continue to deliver high-quality care and world-class research while also ensuring the health and wellbeing of young people and their families, our staff and our supporters.
As of 1 December 2020 we have adopted the following approaches:
- Orygen is delivering clinical services through its primary (headspace) and specialist platforms. Both in-person and telehealth appointments are available.
- Group sessions through our primary and specialist are currently running online, where possible. We are planning on a return to in-person group sessions in 2021.
- Recruitment to all research studies has reopened with COVID-safe practices in place.
- All on site events and on site training remains postponed until further notice.
- All non-clinical staff, except those who are directly supporting clinical staff, or providing front-of-house services such as medical records staff and receptionists, are continuing to work from home, except in circumstances where work needs to be conducted on site.
We have put these arrangements in place to ensure we can continue to keep the work of Orygen running as optimally as possible while trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
We have also prepared information for young people, families and clinicians. Please use the links below to access this information.