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Sexual Health Week

It’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who helped make SHW23 such a success!

Playing it Safe

Being safe means feeling empowered to access contraception, testing and treatment. It means understanding consent, healthy relationships, and pleasure.  

It also means providing relationships and sex education (RSE) that gives young people the tools to navigate the world safely both online and offline; and delivering safe, accessible sexual health services wherever people need them. 

Our SHW23 campaign evidenced the positive impact of RSE, promoted consent and pleasure as key components of safer sex and celebrated experts across the sector working tirelessly to keep people safe from harm.   

It’s not too late to support SHW23… 

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Pledge for high-quality RSHE

As the Government reviews its RSHE guidance, we need people to stand up for high-quality RSHE that is high-quality, empowering, inclusive, engaging and effective.

Brook's Safeguarding Conference - 14th September 2023

Safeguarding Conference: Watch now

Events available to watch on demand include:

  • Safeguarding in the age of AI
  • Safeguarding in a mental health crisis
  • How RSHE safeguards our children

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New page for parents and carers

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Brook is on TikTok!

Free Tool to identify CSE

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#SHW23 blogs

Big RSE Lesson

Save the date: 13th September 2023

Past event: Recording available on demand – (Click the link and scroll to bottom of screen to find the recording)

Our safeguarding report


Thank you so much to all our SHW23 sponsors and supporters. If you would like to know more about our sponsorship opportunities please email: partnerships@brook.org.uk  

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The Survivors Trust

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The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

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A range of full- and half-day courses for professionals working with young people.

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Free e-learning to empower, support and encourage you to deliver effective RSE.

Brook’s Sex Ed Diaries

Podcast series probing the questions and dilemmas facing teachers preparing for mandatory RSE.

Free resources

High quality resources to support effective RSE, including handouts, videos, animations and booklets.

Brook blog

The voice of young people’s sexual health & wellbeing, featuring Brook staff, experts and young activists.

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SHW 2022 Breaking Barriers

Thank you to everyone who supported SHW22 Breaking Barriers. During the week, we amplified the voices of those who face access barriers and shone a light on the important work that Brook, partners and sector experts are doing to address health inequalities. Read our SHW22 blogs.  

We kicked off the week with our webinar and Q&A, discussing what we mean by breaking barriers and what Brook is doing every day to overcome them.  

More than 15,660 people tuned in to our third Big RSE Lesson. Watch on demand and find out more about all our past and upcoming live lessons.  

Our live panel event hosted by our ambassador Ruby Rare with experts from Brook, GALOP, Beyond Equality and Decolonising Contraception, explored the barriers faced by different communities and the ways that sex and sexual health intersect with all the other aspects of our identities.  

We partnered with The Survivors Trust to launch new resources to support young people who are survivors of sexual abuse, assault and trauma to overcome challenges they may face when accessing sexual health services.  

We produced a series of short videos featuring Brook experts discussing a range of topics from access to sexual health services to teaching consent.  

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SHW 2021 Consent: Do you get it?

With the issue of sexual harassment and assault in schools dominating the media throughout 2021, we chose consent as the theme for our third Sexual Health Week campaign. Throughout the week, we focussed on normalising conversations about consent and empowering people to talk about it positively and proactively.

As part of the activity, we launched our #StopCyberflashing campaign calling for the criminalisation of sending unsolicited nudes. The campaign was championed by Fay Jones MP during a parliamentary debate, and we are delighted that cyberflashing is to become a criminal offence as part of the Online Safety Bill.

More than 200 people attended our webinar on Consent, Young Men, and RSE with Susie McDonald, Chief Executive of Tender, and Ben Hurst, Head of Facilitation at Beyond Equality, as well as Brook staff and champions.

To support schools, we created a new downloadable consent handout for young people and a guide for teachers on how to handle disclosures of sexual assault and harassment in their schools.

SHW 2020: Get your RSE in gear

For Sexual Health Week 2020, Brook celebrated the introduction of mandatory RSE in schools.

From awards, to videos to virtual lessons, the week was jam packed with activity aimed at equipping teachers to deliver excellent relationships and sex education for all young people.

Almost 7,000 students tuned in to Brook’s virtual RSE lesson.

Brook and SH:24’s Sexual Health Awards celebrated those leading ground breaking work destigmatising sexual health.

Five free introductory trainings on some of the core topics needed to deliver excellent RSE.

Brook’s BIG Illustration Competition showcased amazing artwork from young designers and illustrators, celebrating the beauty and diversity of bodies and sexuality.

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SHW 2019: Continuing the conversation

Thank you so much to all our 2019 Sexual Health Week supporters. We learned so much from our campaign on the topic of relationships, sex and disability.

Following the campaign, we identified a gap in our own RSE resources for SEND young people and as part of our commitment to challenging inequality, we have developed a new accredited training package for professionals.

View our full range of expert education, training and consultancy programmes and access free resources.