Healthy lives for young people

Outreach and educational services for Barnet

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Brook has been commissioned by Barnet Council to deliver free Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) workshops to young people in community settings, and free professionals training.

Find out about the programmes offered below, or get in touch to talk to a member of the Brook team.

Sessions for schools

Assemblies

Usually one hour long, our school assemblies are centred around topical issues such as healthy relationships, body image, self-esteem, sexual health and online safety. They include signposting to Barnet services that provide further support for young people.

Education workshops

Workshops are available on all aspects of sexual health and relationships, as well as emotional health and wellbeing. They cover topics such as consent, relationships, harassment, sexting, CSE and much more. The sessions always include signposting.

Staff training

Training for teaching staff can be delivered as part of your inset training days, or twilight sessions, and can include topics such as:

  • Preparing for Mandatory RSE
  • Sexual Health, Information, Empowerment, Learning and Development
  • The Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool

Services for individual young people

My Life 1-1 Sessions

Co-designed with young people, the 6-week My Life programme enables individuals to take charge and improve their own health and wellbeing by exploring skills, goal setting and becoming more emotionally resilient.

C-Card Condom Scheme

The Come Correct (C-Card) scheme provides access to free condoms in a variety of outlets across London, including Barnet. Once registered you can collect condoms or get advice from any outlet displaying the C-Card logo.

You can sign up if you are between 13-24 and live in Barnet by going to your nearest C-Card distributor. Alternatively, if you are aged over 16 you can register for the C-Card scheme online.

Find out more about the C-Card Distribution Scheme.

Brook also offers a number of paid training courses for professionals working with young people.

HIV Prevention Service

The Barnet Adult Targeted Community HIV prevention service works to raise awareness of HIV and encourage residents aged 18+ to get tested, helping to reduce the rate of late diagnosis.

Training for professionals

The service provides free bespoke trainings on a range of sexual health topics, including HIV, to professionals from all sectors in Barnet. The training helps to build professionals’ knowledge and confidence, equipping them to better support their service users. Training will cover topics such as:

  • An introduction to the Barnet HIV prevention service and HIV awareness
  • HIV risk assessment and prevention
  • Understanding HIV transmission, testing and treatment
  • Stigma and changing attitudes around HIV
  • Working with people living with HIV
  • PrEP, PEP and U=U
  • Referrals and signposting

Brook also offers bespoke in-house trainings around sexual health and wellbeing which are tailored to individual organisations’ needs in Barnet. Please contact us to discuss these opportunities by emailing barnethps@brook.org.uk.

Upcoming training sessions

Introduction to Barnet Targeted Community HIV Prevention Service
Wednesday 14th July 2021, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
Free session

The aim of this free introductory session is:

  • To provide participants with information on the Barnet Adult HIV Prevention Service and our local offer
  • To provide advice and support with general sexual health information in Barnet
  • To identify scope for partnership working and collaboration

Click here for more information and to register for the session.

Details of training sessions will be updated here and on Brook’s Eventbrite.

Community outreach sessions

Brook works with community groups and organisations in Barnet to embed outreach and drop-in sessions where we provide information and advice.

Details of these outreach sessions will be updated here.

Community Champions

Brook is looking for Barnet residents who would like to volunteer on the team as Community Champions. These individuals will be trained and supported to cascade positive health messages to residents of the Barnet community.

If you are keen to make a difference in your community, you can find out more about the Community Champion role here, and indicate your interest in being a Community Champion here.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you to discuss how Brook can support you and your young people. Contact Zahrah Al-Bejawi at Zahrah.Al-Bejawi@brook.org.uk to talk about Brook’s education and outreach offer.

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