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Looking after LGBT+ young people’s mental health 

Hannah Murden is Brook’s Service Development Administrator. For Mental Health Awareness Week, she explains why LGBT+ young people are more likely to struggle with their mental health and gives some tips…

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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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Don’t Let the Vivienne Westwood Pearls Fool You: Gay Men Face a Mental Health Crisis  

Jack Liepa, 23, is National Director of Sexpression and runner up for the LGBTQ+ Graduate of the Year 2023. In this blog, he explains why there’s a mental health crisis…

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“I’m not in the mood tonight, sorry”: Why our libido fluctuates

Max Hovey is a content creator and writer. As part of Stress Awareness Month, he explains why a mismatch in libidos isn’t always a cause for concern and how we…

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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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5 sobering stats about trans young people

In this blog, Carwyn Williams talks about the challenges many trans young people face and why we must do more to include and support them. We know that it’s challenging…

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7 Ways To Effectively Reframe Rejection

Sarah Louise Ryan is a relationship expert who has been working as a sex-positive professional matchmaker since 2011. She’s also a member of Brook’s 25+ Participation Forum. In this blog,…

Our Bodies Can Bring Pleasure, No Matter How They Look

Max Hovey is a writer, influencer and mental health advocate. For World Mental Health Day 2023, Max tells us about his relationship with sex, body image and mental health, and…

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Sexual assault and anxiety: How we can better support young people

A key priority at Brook this year is to explore, recognise and respond to the link between sexual health and mental health. In this blog, Hannah Murden, Brook’s Service Development…

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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. …


Recognising and responding to the link between mental health and sexual health 

Dougie Boyd, Brook’s Director of Education and Wellbeing, talks about the increased demand for young people’s mental health and wellbeing support and the role Brook plays in filling the gap…