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RocKwiz rocks Youth Mental Health!


Join Orygen Youth Health for a special live presentation of RocKwiz with the musical theme of mental illness and substance abuse. Help support research into youth mental health and have a great night out!

Thursday 13th June, 8.00pm at The Melbourne Town Hall

Tickets available at Ticketmaster 136100 

Professor Helen Herrman inducted into the 2013 Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Helen is Professor of Psychiatry at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health in Melbourne, St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. She is a world leader in the fields of psychiatry, public health, and community mental health service reform.

The Victorian Honour Roll recognises women whose lives and careers had significantly shaped our communities for the benefit of all Victorians. Women have been nominated for their contributions in a diverse range of fields including health, advocacy, research, science, law, social justice, sport, arts, media and education, as well as their involvement in ethnic, Indigenous and regional communities.

Professor Herrman plays a lead role on a wide range of research projects that focus on a variety of social contexts, including violence, gender and mental health; assessment of outcomes and quality of life for people with disabilities; depression in primary health care; mental health promotion in children through family day carers; and improving mental health outcomes for young people in out of home care. Helen’s endeavours have led to major advances in scholarship, academic development and clinical practice in local, national and international frameworks of policy and practice. Today, many thousands of people across the globe with mental illness are now receiving the best practice in mental health care because of Professor Herrman’s tireless championing of reform and progress in mental health services.  

Prof Helen Herrman

Professor Patrick McGorry awarded the 2012 Dublin Prize from the University of Melbourne

The Dublin Prize was established by the University of Melbourne in 1892 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding of the University of Dublin.

It recognises outstanding contributions to the arts, music, literature or the sciences, and is usually awarded every five years, with the funds to be spent at the winner’s discretion.

Professor McGorry was recognised for his dedication to youth mental health. He said he was “honoured and delighted” to receive the prize and said it would help cover the costs of travel between Melbourne and Dublin where he is involved in research into the reform of youth mental health across Ireland. 

The judges noted that Pat’s “work in the field of mental health has been prolific and your impact on the field has been significant and global and has changed the way youth mental health is thought of by the public and by government. Furthermore you have generously supported initiatives by other organisations in the field of mental health".