Orygen Recovery is Orygen's Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) service, designed with and for young people aged 16-25 who have experienced poor mental health.
Its location means access to mental health services is increased for young people in Melbourne’s north-western suburbs and the inner city.
Youth Prevention and Recovery Care services are referred to as step up/step down services. They are community-based residential facilities that provide a short-term ‘step up’ (from the community) to prevent a young person’s admission to hospital or a ‘step down’ from hospital to further assist with recovery. Young people may stay at Orygen Recovery for up to 28 days, but this may be shortened or extended depending on the young person’s needs.
Orygen Recovery is funded by the Victorian Government.