Orygen Recovery is built over two levels, with 10 bedrooms on each level. The lower level is called garrang (meaning wattle) and the upper level bunjil (meaning eagle). The names were chosen by young people with lived experience of mental ill-health in consultation with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
Orygen Recovery’s environmentally conscious facilities are designed with a young person’s recovery in mind. The pleasant, accessible and home-like environment offers:
- private bedrooms with a desk, mini-fridge, storage, linen and charging ports and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet
- a communal kitchen, art room and visitors’ lounge, laundry rooms, breakout spaces and dining and living areas
- access to boardgames, books, art supplies, musical instruments and sensory items
- clinical consulting, staff and support areas
- an outdoor garden for leisure, recreational activities and visits.
Orygen Recovery doesn’t provide personal items in the rooms so you’re encouraged to make your private bedroom feel most comfortable by bringing your own:
- linen (bed linen and towels)
- sources of entertainment
- sensory items.
The Art Room is a dedicated creative space to run groups, store supplies and encourage artistic endeavours. It’s open and accessible to you at any time.
The Visitors Lounge is a space to spend time with your visitors during your stay. Visiting hours are between 10am – 8pm and visitors are allowed to stay for up to two hours. We ask that you arrange visits outside the program running times to ensure you are able to participate.
Our outdoor area features a herb garden bed, functional BBQ, beanbags and a table tennis setup for your leisure.
Chill spaces: a hang-out nook at the end of each pod. You may wish to use this space to engage with other young people, work towards a new hobby or simply have some downtime.