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, our 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.
Our vision is for all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.
Our mission is to reduce the impact of mental ill-health on young people, their families and society by:
Providing young people with emerging mental illnesses with stigma-free access to holistic, high quality and evidence-based clinical services.
Developing better interventions, treatments and service systems in youth mental health through research.
Supporting communities to better respond to mental ill-health in young people through public education and service development.
Summary of relevant work
Our 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 Youth Health Clinical Program
Young and Well CRC