Orygen Virtual World Project: bringing to life a new age of digitally enhanced youth mental health services

Grant number: 2003888 | Funding period: 2021 - 2023



Providing mental health care to young people is essential as we know that most mental health problems begin before the age of 25. Harnessing technologies to connect young people to youth mental health (YMH) services remotely has enormous potential to improve access and engagement. The project aims to design a unique virtual world or 'clinic' with the help of young people with lived experience and then test three types of therapy to see if they are liked by young people and feasible to deliver.