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Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health 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.

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Last reviewed: November 2016

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Suicide and Self-Harm - Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

People who engage in self-harm deliberately hurt their bodies. The term 'self-harm' (also referred to as 'deliberate self-injury' or parasuicide) refers to a range of behaviours, not a mental disorder or illness.

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Physical challenge

Wider health impacts for young people with a mental illness

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Looking the other way

Young people and self-harm

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Commissioning and Youth Mental Health

Addressing an Undertreated Health Issue

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Two at a time

Alcohol and other drug use by young people with a mental illness

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The economic impact of youth mental illness and the cost effectiveness of early intervention

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Nip it in the bud

Intervening early for young people with eating disorders

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Tell them they’re dreaming

Work, Education and Young People with Mental Illness in Australia

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Addressing Workforce Challenges for Youth Mental Health Reform

The Australian Government’s goal of establishing a new national youth mental health service system requires significant and immediate action to address imminent workforce challenges.

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Mythbusters

Common myths about mental health

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