SHRINE: Improving sexual and reproductive health for people with serious mental illness

People with serious mental illnesses (psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorders) experience some of the worst health inequalities resulting in a reduced life expectancy of approximately 15-20 years less than the general population. These inequalities extend to sexual and reproductive health, leading to higher unmet contraceptive needs and a higher prevalence of STIs and sexual dysfunction.

Led by the SHRINE programme, a Kings Health Partners initiative, this project aims to test the feasibility and acceptability of delivering targeted sexual and reproductive health care to inpatients at different psychiatric wards using a quality improvement approach.