Orygen Youth Health

  1. About This Service

    Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program (OYHCP) is a world-leading youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Australia. OYHCP has two main components: a specialised youth mental health clinical service; and an integrated training and communications program.

    Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program is part of the public mental health system in Melbourne, Australia, and sees young people aged 15 to 25, with a focus on early intervention and youth specific approaches. There is a close connection with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 

    Our innovative clinical program is comprised of three parts: Acute Services, Continuing Care, and Psychosocial Recovery. Multidisciplinary teams composed of psychiatrists and mental health clinicians deliver individually tailored services such as mental health assessment and care, crisis management, psychotherapy, medication, family support, inpatient care, group work, and vocational and educational assistance. Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program treats around 450 clients per annum.

    Our training and communications program provides training and resources to improve the understanding of mental health issues in young people and to promote the capacity of services and the general public in supporting young people. We work with a variety of organisations including health services, schools, drug and alcohol services, and community groups within our catchment area.

    The work of OYHCP will be important to you if:

    • You are a young person aged 15– 25 with mental health issues and living in the western or north western area of Melbourne
    • You are a family member or carer for a young person aged 15–25 with mental health issues and living in the western or north western area of Melbourne
    • You are a service provider working with and supporting young people with mental health issues
    • You want to have access to the latest information and training in relation to youth mental health

      • Program Name

        Orygen Youth Health

      • Service Address

        80B Harvester Road, Sunshine
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      • Phone

        8345 7550

      • Urgency Levels

        Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

      • Service Area

        Western or north western Melbourne

      • Service Hours

        Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm

      • Age Group

        15 - 24 years

      • Interpreters

        On call interpreters

      • Service Type

        INDIVIDUAL

      • Costs

        Free

      • Public Transport Information

        Nearest station Royal Park

      • Service For

        Young people

      • Disability Access

        Yes

    More information for service professionals

      • Participation Length

        Ongoing

      • Participation Type

        Voluntary

      • Secondary Consult

        Yes

      • Staff Profile

        Health Worker

      • Funding Limit?

        Ongoing

      • Who Can Refer

        Anybody can refer

      • Referral Mode

        In person, phone

      • Point of Intake

        Reception

      • Emergency Referral and Intake Process

        Yes

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