The Centre for Youth Mental Health's digital mental health group is part of Orygen Digital, the digital division of youth mental health organisation, Orygen. Orygen Digital harnesses the latest tools and knowledge from clinical psychology, computer science, computational technology and user experience design to develop youth mental health solutions that work.
Orygen Digital is dedicated to meaningfully and lastingly improving the lives of all young people with mental-ill health and their families.
We believe that all young people and families have the right to effective mental health care, without limits.
This requires new methods and ways of working that harness technology, science and creativity to transform youth mental health care as we know it.
Youth and family led innovation
We work alongside young people and their families to design and deliver technology-based mental health care that is loved by those who use it.
True multidisciplinary collaboration
Our in-house innovation laboratory blends diverse talent from 14 different disciplines across creative, computational, clinical and research domains, to arrive at completely novel digital solutions to old problems in youth mental health care.
Digitally enhanced clinical services
We partner with youth mental health services to fully merge our effective and innovative technologies, creating new models of service delivery that directly address the major limitations of current models of care.
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Building a completely new and enriching therapy environment with social media.
Novel evidence-based therapeutic models and mediums
Using creativity and science to develop engaging online therapy that works.
Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Ecological Momentary Interventions (EMI)
Delivering the right treatment at the right time with mobile mental health check-ins.
Inferring mental health with sensor data from smartphones and other personal digital devices.
Creating truly immersive therapeutic experiences.
Moderated Online Social Therapy
Harnessing mobile sensing technologies to bridge the gap between therapy and real life for young people.
Preventing depression relapse with mindfulness-based online social therapy.
Promoting social recovery in young people at risk for psychosis with a novel strengths-based online social therapy.
Can online social therapy help young men overcome social anxiety and build strong social connections?
Youth Online Training and Employment System (YOTES)
Bringing comprehensive employment support to more young people who need it.
A world-first online social therapy for first episode psychosis.
Creating a safe social therapy environment for young people with thoughts of suicide.
A new model of care for relatives of young people with borderline personality disorder.
Augmenting phone and web chat counseling with novel models on online therapy.
Online social therapy to support carers of young people with mental illness.
Harnessing socially driven technology to empower families of young people with psychosis.
A suite of virtual reality experiences that can be used to enhance treatments for youth mental health.
Our partners are working with us to revolutionise youth mental health care and bring our innovations into the real world.
- Telstra Foundation
- Helen MacPherson Trust
- Australian Catholic University Research Fund
- National Health and Medical Research Council
- The University of Melbourne
- Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
- Australian Research Council
- Movember Foundation
- beyond blue
- Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund
- the State Government of Victoria
- Telematics Trust
- headspace Australia
- HCF foundation
- Australian Catholic University
- University of Melbourne School of Computing and Information Systems
- University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
- Royal Children's Hospital
- headspace Australia
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- McGill University, Canada
- University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Columbia University in the City of New York, USA
- Telethon Kids Institute, Perth
- Deakin University
- Cambridge University, United Kingdom
- University College, Dublin