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.