Smart & Deadly - Aboriginal Sexual Health Promotion

Smart and Deadly was a sexual health promotion project created with the Aboriginal community and local organisations in 2012. This project saw the creation of a resource collection consisting of short educational video clips and two rap songs developed by Aboriginal young people and organisations.

The videos are available via the YouTube playlist below or as a free DVD resource and are intended to assist health workers who collaborate with Aboriginal communities and organisations to facilitate sexual health promotion with Aboriginal young people.

To order a copy of the free DVD email:

About the Smart and Deadly Project

  • Background

    The ‘Smart and Deadly’ Aboriginal Sexual Health Promotion Project consisted of a series of consultations, workshops and events undertaken over a 12 month period in 2011-2012. It resulted in wide participation of agencies across many sectors, broad community engagement (>120 families and individuals), and the creation, production and social media dissemination of numerous performance art products (songs, drama) and training resources.

    This initiative sought to engage young people, Elders, parents and caregivers living in Albury/Wodonga. It was guided by the principles of community ownership, inter-agency collaboration and cultural respect. It employed a collaborative approach, including a mix of working and creative groups and informal processes, creating safe space for yarning and story-telling.

    A multi-media resource was produced, that documented the processes and progress of the Smart and Deadly initiative. This included video clips of the creative outputs of the different workshops and other material directed at strengthening the capacity of mainstream agencies to more effectively serve the sexual health needs of local Aboriginal young people.

  • Objectives
    • Design, implement and evaluate a local sexual health promotion project with young rural Aboriginal people and their families, using the principles of Aboriginal health promotion practice.
    • Support young rural Aboriginal people to develop their own creative sexuality education resources.
    • Develop an audio-visual training resource for non-Aboriginal rural health workers engaging with Aboriginal communities.
  • Contact

    For more information on this project please contact:

    Kylie Stephens, Senior Health Promotion Officer, CERSH

Smart and Deadly - YouTube Playlist

All of the videos created for this project can be accessed and shared via the CERSH YouTube playlist. Free DVDs can also be ordered by emailing: