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Brook blog

The voice of young people’s sexual health and wellbeing.

Changing attitudes. Challenging prejudices. Championing equality.

We launched the Brook blog in September 2019 to shout louder about the sexual health and rights of young people.

It is a platform for Brook staff, sector colleagues and young activists to voice their thoughts on key topics impacting young people’s sexual and emotional wellbeing.

Do you have a story to share? Can you provide expert commentary on the latest sector news? Get in touch

Latest posts

Bell v Tavistock Appeal
Brook is intervening in the appeal as we believe the Bell judgement poses serious risks to other forms of healthcare and young people’s autonomy. Many clinicians across a range of …
Brook Manchester at 25
We are celebrating 25 years of Brook Manchester. To find out more about the service and the role it has played in the city we spoke to Helen Carroll, who worked at the …
Brook responds to the announcement of the review of sexual harassment in Welsh schools
Brook welcomes the news that the Wales education watchdog is to conduct a review of sexual harassment in schools. No young person should be subject to the behaviours described on Everyone’s Invited, …
Brook statement on OFSTED review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges
Brook is saddened, but not surprised at the findings from the OFSTED review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges, including that: sexual harassment has become ‘normalised’ in schools; teachers …
Power of Youth Day: Participation in the pandemic
Sarah Simons, Participation Coordinator at Brook, talks about her experiences of youth social action during the pandemic as part of Power of Youth Day. Power of Youth Day is an …
How to support young people to look after their mental health on social media
This month we’ve been focusing on mental health across our social channels. But at Brook we know that the relationship between mental health and social media doesn’t always seem positive. In this blog, Brook’s …

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