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Find out about upcoming opportunities to get involved with Brook.

Join our Participation Forums

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 13-15 to get involved in our new Participation Forums. The closing date for the expression of interest forms is 11th Feburary at midnight.

If you have an interest in helping people, and taking part in exciting opportunities across our relationships and sexual health based organisation, we would love you to apply.

Have Your Say

Brook wants to hear from boys and young men aged 16-19 years from across the country, to offer their views about digital sexual health services in a friendly and confidential workshop. The deadline to register your interest is 14th February 2022.

Cornwall Participation Forum

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 16-19 who live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get involved in our new Participation Forum.

More information about the Participation Forums

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 13-15 who live in the UK to get involved in our new Participation Forum.

If you have an interest in helping people, and taking part in exciting opportunities across our relationships and sexual health based organisation, we would love you to apply. 

If you’re interested in applying you just need to click here to register your interest. If you have any problems with completing the form please contact the participation team at participation@brook.org.uk.

See the full role description for people aged 13-15.

If you want to join the Brook forum we’ll need your parent or carer’s permission to take part and also permission from you. If this is something you might find difficult please email us (above) and we can discuss this with you.

Information for parents and carers.

What’s in it for me?

  • Training & education around relationships, the digital world, sexual health & wellbeing
  • Building your skills for example; public speaking, vlogging/blogging, writing social media content, supporting research, and event planning
  • A record of progress about your input
  • Opportunities to influence and have your voice heard.
  • The chance to attend fun events and meet new people from across the UK
  • Rewards such as certificates, and sometimes vouchers.
  • Joining in fun activities online 
  • Flexibility to join in opportunities, (no set hours) 

What might I do by joining a Brook Forum?

  • Attend meetings with other young people 4 times a year (3 online and 1 residential trip) arranged by the Brook team
  • Join campaigns to raise awareness about issues that young people think are important
  • Organise, attend and represent Brook at events
  • Create, complete and promote surveys to help us improve what we do
  • Being involved in group discussions to help make our services better
  • Give feedback and ideas about our educational resources
  • Provide us with your thoughts about how new services should look
  • Help to shape our social media

Why is it important that people have their say about services like Brook?

  • Adults don’t have the same understanding as the younger generation” (Brook workshop participant, 13 years)
  • “It helps the services to adapt around the needs of young people” (Brook workshop participant, 16 years)
  • “Get their voices heard!” (Brook workshop participant, 14 years)
Have Your Say

Brook is running an online workshop on 21st February at 7-8.30pm to find out from young people their views about digital sexual health services. The workshop will be friendly, confidential and anonymous. 

We want to hear from boys and young men aged 16-19 years from across the country, to offer their views about digital sexual health services.

For taking part in the workshop and a follow up questionnaire, you will receive a £20 Amazon voucher.

Who can take part? 

  • Boys and young men aged between 16-19 years. We are specifically inviting boys and young men to take part as we are finding these groups are less represented in some of our services.
  • 16 and 17 year olds will need parental consent to take part*
  • You’ll need a device and internet connection to use Zoom to join the workshop.
  • You must currently live in the UK.

I’m interested – how do I get involved?

Click here to complete a registration form.

If you have any questions please contact the participation team on participation@brook.org.uk. Either Kelly or Sarah will get back to you as soon as possible.

*If you are aged between 16-17 years and this is something you’re interested in we’ll need your parent or carer’s permission to take part and also permission from you. If this is something you might find difficult please email us (above) and we can discuss this with you.

More information for parents and carers.

Cornwall Participation Forum

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 16-19 who live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to get involved in our new Participation Forum.

If you have an interest in helping people, and taking part in exciting opportunities across our relationships and sexual health based organisation, we would love you to apply.

If you’re interesting in applying you just need to complete an expression of interest form.

If you have any problems with completing the form please contact cornwall.edu@brook.org.uk.

See the full role description for people aged 16-19.

What might I do by joining the Brook Youth Forum?

This might be through online and face-to-face opportunities.

  • Attend meetings with other young people 4 times a year (mostly digital)
  • Collaborate on campaigns to raise awareness about issues that young people think are important.
  • Organise, attend and represent Brook at events.
  • Create, complete and promote surveys to help us improve what we do.
  • Be involved in group discussions to help make our services better.
  • Provide feedback about our educational resources for young people
  • Provide us with your thoughts about how new services should look
  • Share/create digital content through social media channels.

What are the benefits?

  • Specific training around relationships, the digital world, sexual health & wellbeing.
  • Have fun and meet new people
  • Build your skills for example; public speaking, vlogging/blogging, writing content, supporting research, and event planning.
  • Opportunities to influence and have your voice heard.
  • The chance to attend fun events and network.
  • Rewards such as certificates, work experience, and sometimes vouchers.
  • A record of progress and updates about the difference your input has made to Brook; this might help with awards or programmes you have been completing at school/college or for work
  • Good experience for your CV

Why is it important that young people have their say about young people’s services?

  • It helps the services to adapt around the needs of young people (young person, 16)
  • We deserve to have a say because we deserve to help people with the same care and energy with which we’ve been helped, and because we want to contribute that help to each other and our communities. (18)
  • Young people know young people best (young person 20)

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