Orygen’s Policy Think Tank is Australia’s first and only innovative response for youth mental health policy, developing original policy based on world-leading research. It aims to promote understanding, recognition and consideration of young people’s needs and preferences as they intersect with the Australian mental health system.

The team provides independent, expert, evidence-based policy advice and analysis to a range of governments, non-government organisations and other health stakeholders in the form of policy briefings, comprehensive reports, submissions, articles and position statements.

The Policy Think Tank assesses current government policy to ensure resources in youth mental health will be allocated for the greatest benefit to young lives. Through research and analysis, the team highlights current challenges and recommends evidence-based solutions to shape policy and practice to enable all young people to enjoy optimal mental health.

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