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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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Brook’s statement on forthcoming RSHE Guidance

It has been widely reported that the draft RSHE guidance will be published on Thursday 16 May. As an organisation dedicated to fighting for improved Relationships and Sex Education we are…

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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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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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How to engage vulnerable young people in accessing sexual health 

Laura Hamzic is Brook’s Director of Digital and Communications. In this blog she shares some practical tips on how to engage at-risk young people in accessing sexual health support and…

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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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Young People’s RSE Poll 2024: Why we need high-quality RSE more than ever 

Sex Education Forum’s Young People’s RSE Poll 2024 shares insights from over 1000 16-17 year olds on what they really think about the Relationships and Sex Education they receive in…

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Condoms, campaigns and classrooms: key battlegrounds in the fight against rising STIs  

Eliza Bell, Brook’s Senior Communications and Policy Coordinator, discusses the findings of the latest report produced by the Women and Equalities Committee and comments on what needs to be done…

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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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From the military to menopause: why we’ve got to talk about women’s health 

In this blog, Abby Ballard, Health Specialist on the Cornwall Menopause Project, explains what motivated her to start working in this space and why it’s so important to tackle stigma…

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My queer s*x education was p*rn – young people deserve better 

Content creator and writer Max Hovey shares why a lack of inclusive education left him feeling isolated and ashamed. In this blog, he explains why it’s vital that Relationships and…