Sexual Health: Young People

  • Make it Good: Insight gathering exploring relationships and sexual health. For NHS Tayside, TASC created both face-to-face and online opportunities for young people aged 16 to 20 years old to discuss what they want from personal and sexual relationships. Reporting via 20 topic chapters young people’s insight will inform services and future social marketing. More here: http://makeitgoodtayside.org/
  • Confidentiality in the provision of sexual health services to young people.  TASC has worked over several years on this issue, initially with NHS Lothian Healthy Respect (2003) on the production of guidance for professionals and young people under the title ‘How Confidentiality Works’ and later for NHS Scotland on a national audit of practice on the issue (2006).
  • The views of young people with learning disabilities on current and future sexual health services and The views of Black/Minority Ethnic young people on current and future sexual health services for NHS Health Scotland (2004-05). The projects sought to address gaps in knowledge identified as part of the development of ‘Respect and Responsibility’ the Government’s strategy and action plan for improving sexual health; extending knowledge in relation to two groups in particular – young people from Black/Minority Ethnic communities and young people with learning disabilities. TASC worked with groups of young people from both communities to ascertain their views on the kinds of sexual health services they want. The reports formed part of the evidence review process undertaken by NHS Health Scotland.
  • ‘All I Want’: A review of targeted sexual health services for young people in the Lothians (2003) and An evaluation of All I Want Live (2006) for Healthy Respect The initial ‘All I Want’ project saw TASC using a mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches with young people age 13 to 25 in order to discuss the kind of sexual health services they want. The recommendations were then translated into service standards and a comprehensive manual for drop-ins and clinics facilitated by Healthy Respect. In 2006 TASC evaluated the All I Want manual, engaging with school nurses, youth workers and other professionals who deliver the drop in clinics.
  • 'Good Times': A sexual health information booklet for use in Further Education Colleges and Universities: for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Ayrshire and Arran (2007). TASC researched, consulted on, wrote and produced this booklet for students which covered all areas of health and wellbeing but with a specific interest in sexual health and mental health. Download the pdf HERE