Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak


Orygen is continuing to provide mental health care and support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We acknowledge that the uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 can raise feelings of anxiety, distress and concern. Maintaining the mental health of young people remains our priority.

We are working to ensure we can continue to deliver high-quality care and world-class research while also ensuring the health and wellbeing of young people and their families, our staff and our supporters.

As of 11 June 2021 we have in place the following:

  • Orygen is continuing to deliver clinical services through its primary (headspace) and specialist platforms. Both in-person and telehealth appointments are available.
  • Group sessions through our primary and specialist clinical programs are running in line with current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • All other activities are continuing in line with current COVID-19 restrictions

We have put these arrangements in place to ensure we can continue to keep the work of Orygen running as optimally as possible while trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

We have also prepared information for young people, families and clinicians. Please use the links below to access this information.


MOST (Moderated Online Social Therapy) is a digital mental health platform developed by Orygen researchers, which provides targeted, personalised therapy to young people who are experiencing mental ill-health, when and where they need it.

In April 2020, the Victorian Government, as part of its coronavirus mental health package, provided $6 million to Orygen to roll-out the MOST platform across state-funded child and adolescent youth mental health services and all Victorian headspace centres.

MOST was launched on 13 July, 2020 by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley.

Learn more about MOST