At Orygen, the leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.
Orygen's work has created a new, more positive approach to the prevention and treatment of mental disorders, and has developed new models of care for young people with emerging disorders. This work has been translated into a worldwide shift in services and treatments to include a primary focus on getting well and staying well, and health care models that include partnership with young people and families.
Orygen is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It is a charitable entity with deductible gift recipient (DGR) status and is an approved research institute. The company has three members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.
Orygen is led by a Board of Directors, chaired by Mr Peter Smedley. The Board’s operations are informed and supported by an Audit and Risk Committee and a Scientific Advisory Committee.
Executive Director Professor Patrick McGorry leads the executive, which is responsible for delivering Orygen’s strategic plan and managing all aspects of the organisation’s daily operations.