This webinar will explore the rationale for assessing and screening the sexual health of young people with mental ill-health. Young people with mental health problems are at higher risk for experiencing sexual health concerns. These may relate to sexuality, gender diversity, sexual activity and sexual relationships, as well as sexual dysfunction that may be associated with their mental health concerns or their treatment. This webinar will provide a framework for the assessment and screening of sexual behaviour and sexual identity. The webinar will present case studies to demonstrate how assessment, screening and interventions can occur in conjunction within youth mental health services.
Who is this webinar for?
Clinicians and researchers who work with young people in mental health services, primary care settings and other areas of health and human services.
What will you learn in this webinar?
- Briefly review the rationale for assessing sexual health in young people with mental-ill health
- Explore methods of screening and assessing sexual health, sexuality, sexual relationships and gender diversity
- Use case examples to provide clinical guidance on assessment, screening and interventions for sexual health concerns in youth mental health services
Prior knowledge or reading
Physical health and youth mental health webinar
Sexual health and youth mental health webinar
Online modules on Sexual health, sexuality and mental wellbeing in young people and Health relationships and mental wellbeing in young people.
Dr Brian O’Donoghue
Brian O’Donoghue is a consultant psychiatrist and a clinical research fellow at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, where he leads a multi-disciplinary team in providing treatment for early psychosis in young people. His research interests are the delivery of effective treatment for psychotic disorders with minimum side-effects or harmful effects.
Brian completed his medical degree at the University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland and obtained a Masters degree in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of London. He has submitted his PhD on the epidemiology of psychotic disorders to UCD and has co-authored close to 50 publications in youth mental health.