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Rewriting the narrative for young people’s mental health

Dougie Boyd is Brook’s Director of Education and Wellbeing. For this Mental Health Week, he explains why opening our first Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub in Cornwall is the natural…

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Unrolling the Future: Brook’s Legacy & Innovation in Condom Access

Helen Anderson is Brook’s Senior Digital Innovation Manager. In this blog she explains why Condom Distribution Schemes are so vital and gives an overview of the work Brook is doing…

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Breaking Menopause Stigma: Cornwall’s Workplace Pilot

Kelvin Leighton-Julian is a Senior Coordinator in the Brook Cornwall team. In this blog he outlines the work that goes into Brook’s Cornwall Menopause in the Workplace Pilot and shares…

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Open-sourcing Brook’s AI journey

At Brook, we’re excited about the transformative potential of AI in the delivery of clinical services, as well as the provision of information and advice. In this blog, Laura Hamzic,…

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Fighting contraception misinformation with Brook’s new tool 

In this blog, Brook Digital Team members Helen Anderson and Lara Steele talk about the development of Brook’s new Contraception Tool, endorsed by FSRH. They explain how the tool can…

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Examining young people’s attitudes to condoms and contraception

Brook recently surveyed over 2,000 young people to get a better understanding of their attitudes, behaviours and choices surrounding the use of condoms and contraception. On World Contraception Day, Research…

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The Evolution of Brook Learn: How digital learning can boost charity engagement

For #SHW23, we’re Playing It Safe. In this blog, Kat Rose Baldwin, co-founder and Managing Director of Eggu, an award winning digital learning agency, tells the story of how Eggu…

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Tackling Digital Exclusion: the Journey So Far with our Digital Front Door 

Florie Moran, Brook’s Digital Transformation Lead, talks about Brook’s plans to tackle digital exclusion and how our Digital Front Door programme will help contribute to this objective. ‘Challenging Inequality’ has…

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The results are in: Our Digital Front Door is a runaway success 

Matt Rigby, Head of Digital at Brook, shares some highlights from the first phase of our Digital Front Door project. The Digital Front Door is the online sexual health platform…

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Developing Brook’s Risk of Pregnancy Calculator

Helen Anderson, Senior Digital Innovation Manager at Brook, talks about the process of how Brook went about designing and developing the Risk of Pregnancy Calculator. A core aim of Brook’s…

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Adopting the THRIVE framework

Dougie Boyd, Director of Education and Wellbeing at Brook, talks about how Brook works within the THRIVE framework for systems change in its support of young people with their mental…

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Innovating Brook’s Wellbeing Offer

Dougie Boyd, Director of Education and Wellbeing at Brook, talks about how Brook is expanding and regenerating its current wellbeing offer to better support young people and their mental health. …