Anne Mitchell

Anne Mitchell is a community development worker and an adult educator with over twenty years experience in the field of sexual health. She has a background in secondary teaching and adult education and has been working in the field of sexuality education, sexual health and STI prevention for twenty years. This included a period in the Victorian Health Department where she was responsible for HIV/AIDS prevention education and policy development. She was a founding staff member of the Australian Research Centre In Sex, Health and Society where she set up and managed the Community Liaison and Education Unit for getting Centre research into policy and practice. She has also been part of the research team on the last three five-yearly studies of Secondary Students and Sexual Health, the two Writing Themselves In studies of same sex attracted young people and the two Private Lives studies of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Australia.. She has had extensive experience in the area of sex education in schools, including developing the national curriculum package and support materials Talking Sexual Health, the Safety In our Schools training programs for teachers, and the Catching On and Catching On Early teacher training programs for Victorian secondary and primary teachers. She is currently working on a revision of the Talking Sexual Health materials. She was the inaugural Director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and was Deputy Chair of the inaugural Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committee On Gay and Lesbian Health.

Improving e-therapy for mood disorders among lesbians and gay men

This toolkit provides a set of guidelines for tailoring mood-disorder e-therapies to the needs of same-sex attracted people. It gives developers of e-therapies a set of practical recommendations for adjusting e-therapies to more effectively accommodate lesbians and gay men. These recommendations are supported by in-depth...

From blues to rainbows: the mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia

This study of gender diverse and transgender young people reveals high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. Introduction This report is the culmination of many months of engagement across Australia with young people aged between 14 and 25 who have shared their thoughts, understandings...

National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health 2013

Results of the fifth National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health provide a picture of teenagers demonstrating similar sexual behaviours to those in previous surveys, with individuals generally acting responsibly and being mostly happy about the choices they make.

Private lives 2: the second national survey on the health and wellbeing of GLBT Australians

Private Lives 2 (PL2) is a report on the second national survey of the health and wellbeing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Australians. The first Private Lives (PL1) was released in 2006 and was, at that time, the largest survey of its kind...

Sexuality education in Australia in 2011

Sexuality Education in Australian Schools Sexuality education has been taught in Australian schools for over a century but for much of that time has been a controversial 'add on' taking its place as a result of the advocacy and intervention of outside organisations.