PROSPEct (Promoting sexual health in young people with mental ill-health)

PROSPEct (Promoting sexual health in young people with mental ill-health)


The physical and sexual health of young people with mental ill-health is important and as a result, a number of physical health interventions are currently available. However, evidence-based interventions focused on promoting sexual health for young people with mental ill-health do not currently exist, despite young people with mental ill-health often having poorer sexual health than their peers. 

Orygen is addressing this gap by developing a sexual health promotion intervention for young people with mental ill-health.

The best way to ensure that we are designing something that young people will find engaging and useful is to co-design the intervention with everyone who may use, deliver or come across the intervention when it’s ready.

Young people with mental ill-health, their family/carers, mental health clinicians and sexual health clinicians can take part in a number of ways:

  • take part in a focus group or interview;
  • complete this survey on clinicians’ knowledge and attitudes about sexual health in young people with mental ill-health (survey for clinicians only); or
  • complete this anonymous survey about sexual health behaviours (young people only).

Participants of the focus groups and interviews will be reimbursed for their time.

Survey respondents will go into the draw to win shopping vouchers.

To register for the focus groups or to ask any questions please contact Hayley Nolan at hayley.nolan@orygen.org.au or on 0447 714 557.