Healthy lives for young people

Puberty

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Teaching young people about puberty helps to equip them for a period of significant change. Hormones cause young people’s bodies to change shape and develop – both internally and externally – and the adolescent brain undergoes major developmental changes which influences feelings and behaviour.

Young people need our support and understanding to navigate this process of transition from childhood to becoming an adult.

Good puberty education can also play a role in breaking down gender stereotypes. Learning about sexual identity and desire promotes tolerance and understanding and by teaching everyone about periods, we challenge stigma and empower young people to understand their bodies and fertility.

Brook is proud to have teamed up with Lil-Lets, a leading UK feminine hygiene brand, with over 60 years of expertise, to bring you this course, which is rich with animations, videos and games to test your knowledge.

Accompanying this is a selection of tried-and-tested, high quality activities for you to download and use with young people – each exploring various aspects of puberty.

The course is divided into four modules:

  • Body changes
  • Reproduction and periods
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Developing sexual feelings

The activities come with suggested ages but could be adapted if needed and revisited throughout adolescence.

FAQS

  • How do I register/pay for the course?

    For courses that are chargeable, card payment can be taken through the Brook website using the secure payment service Stripe. You will then be directed to our e-learning platform, Brook Learn, and automatically enroled on the course you have purchased. Please read the course page carefully for details about enrolment periods.

    If you are unable to pay by card, or if you wish to purchase access to the course for someone else, please contact training@brook.org.uk, referencing the course you wish to purchase, to discuss other payment options.

    Many of our Brook Learn courses are free, so there is no charge. All you need to do is register (it only takes a minute) and you’ll have unlimited access.

  • Where do I go to take the course?

    All of our e-learning courses are hosted on Brook Learn, our dedicated online learning platform for professionals. Brook Learn has a range of free courses designed to support you in your work with young people and your delivery of RSE, covering core themes such as: Contraception, STIs, Pleasure, Consent, Puberty and Abortion.

    There are also courses on How to Deliver RSE, Child Sexual Exploitation and Harmful Sexual Behaviours.

  • Can I access the course any time?

    Yes – the courses are designed for you to complete in your own time and at your own pace.

    Once you have registered, you can access the course at any time on the Brook Learn site. You don’t need to complete the course in one go as your progress will be saved.

    You will need to log in to Brook Learn each time using your account details. You only need to register once to access all the courses on Brook Learn. Free courses will be automatically accessible and chargeable courses will become available once your payment has been processed.

    Please note: some courses, for example Traffic Light Tool, are subject to a limited enrolment period, please read the course page carefully for details and contact training@brook.org.uk if you have any questions.

  • Can I buy access to the course for someone else?

    Purchasing one of our e-learning courses using card payment via the website will only allow the purchaser to access the course.

    If you want to purchase the course for someone else or for a group of people, please contact training@brook.org.uk for other payment options.

  • I have another question, where can I get help?

    If your question is about using the Brook Learn platform, for example a course won’t load or you are having problems resetting your password, please contact the Brook Learn helpdesk.

    For enquiries about alternative payment methods, other training options and group training, please contact training@brook.org.uk.

    If you have a question about anything else, including course content or issues with card payment, please email website@brook.org.uk.

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