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Participation events and opportunities

Find out about upcoming opportunities to get involved with Brook.

Co-design project with Your Best Friend

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged between 18-24 years who are women, girls or non-binary to help us to co-design animations for a project with Your Best Friend. You must live, study or work in Wales to be part of this project.

If you have a passion for supporting other people your age about healthy relationships then we would love for you to register your interest.

Join our Participation Forums

Brook is looking for 10 young people aged 13-15 to get involved in our new Participation Forums.

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.

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 Your Best Friend opportunity

Do you have a passion for supporting other people your age about healthy relationships? Or do you understand what it is like when you see something worrying in a friend’s relationship and don’t know what to do next?

Talking to a friend about an unhealthy relationship is easier said that done. That’s why Brook is working with the Your Best Friend project to give women, girls and non-binary young people the knowledge, confidence and tools to help their friends.

We are looking for a group of 10 young people aged between 18-24 years who are women, girls or non-binary to help us to co-design animations to support this campaign. You must live, study or work in Wales to get involved in this project.

The project will involve you joining four online workshops with members of the Brook team between September and March. You will be asked to share your ideas about how best we can raise awareness about healthy, unhealthy and toxic relationships through animations and a social media campaign. As a thank you, you’ll each receive an Amazon voucher.

If you’re interested in getting involved please complete this short registration form here. A Welsh version of the form is available (click on the top right).

For this opportunity we only have 10 spaces available, so registering doesn’t guarantee you a place on the project, and we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested.

If you would like more information please contact the Brook Participation Team at participation@brook.org.uk

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)
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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