Healthy lives for young people

Sexual Health Week

14-20 SEPTEMBER 2020

14 – 20 September 2020

SHW 2020: Get your RSE in gear!

Calling all teachers! This Sexual Health Week, Brook is here to help you to Get Your RSE in Gear! Brook believes in a society where all young people are free to be themselves, and we know the education they receive at school plays a vital role in that.

We want to equip you with the tools and confidence you need to deliver inspiring, inclusive relationships and sex education (RSE) that your young people will love.

We’ve got an action-packed week, including:

Brook's big RSE lesson

To kickstart the year of mandatory RSE we’re holding a free virtual RSE lesson led by Brook educators.

Sexual health awards

Brook and SH:24‘s Sexual Health Awards celebrate groundbreaking work in destigmatising sexual health.

Winners announced this week!

Free RSE training

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

and much, MUCH more!


SHW 2020 schedule

14-20 September 2020

Monday 14

11:00am

Free RSE training: Mandatory RSE: An introduction

(Dougie Boyd, Head of Education, Brook)


5:00pm

Announce winner of Sexual Health Awards: Micro- Influencer

And the winner is…

Rukiat @__rukiat

We are delighted to be naming Rukiat as micro-influencer of the year, acknowledging her dedication to breaking down stigma and championing diversity!


6:30pm

Instagram live Q&A: Ruby Rare talks… Mandatory RSE


New blog post

Top 10 Tips for teaching RSE

Tuesday 15

11:00am

Free RSE training: Making RSE Inclusive: Brook in conversation with Decolonising Contraception

(Brook Ambassador Ruby Rare and Dr Annabel Sowemimo)


5:00pm

Announce winner of Sexual Health Awards: Journalist

And the winner is…

Amos Sanasi @thesanasi

We are so delighted to be recognising Amos for her outstanding contribution to destigmatising sex education and sex positivity.


New blog post

Making your RSE LGBT+ inclusive

Wednesday 16

10am

Brook’s BIG RSE lesson


11:00am

Free RSE training: Professional Values for Teaching RSE

(Helen Corteen, Head of Innovation and Partnerships, Brook)


5pm

Announce winner of Sexual Health Awards: Grassroots organisation

And the winner is…

Decolonising Contraception @decolonisingcontraception

A much deserved win, celebrating their tireless work to destigmatise sexual and reproductive health, and break down barriers to access and inclusion.


New blog post

Talking to parents about mandatory RSE

Thursday 17

11:00am

Free RSE training: SEND Young People and RSE: Brook in conversation with Mencap

(Amber Newman-Clark, Education and Wellbeing specialist, Brook and Richard Lawrence, Project Support Assistant and Co-chair of Mencap’s Relationship and Sex Steering Group)


2pm

Facebook live: RSE at home with Brook

Facebook Live logo

5pm

Announce winner of Sexual Health Awards: Young person’s award

And the winner is…

Laina Cores Birch @lainacores

This award celebrates an outstanding effort to destigmatise sexual and reproductive health education and services.


New blog post

Why people with learning disabilities need better representation

Friday 18

11:00am

Free RSE training: Teaching sensitive and challenging subjects

(Zahrah Al-Bejawi, Education and Wellbeing Coordinator, Brook)


5pm

Announce winner of Sexual Health Awards: Influencer

And the winner is…

Dr Tanaya Narendra @dr_cuterus

We are delighted to recognise Dr Tanaya for her work in destigmatising sexual and reproductive health and doing groundbreaking work to smash taboos!


New blog post

RSE could have saved me from an abusive relationship

Missed it?

Don’t worry if you’ve missed something – we’ll be making our SHW 2020 content available on our website and social channels.

Brook’s BIG RSE Lesson will also be available to watch on demand on LearnLive

Social media toolkit

Help us spread the word about SHW 2020

And don’t forget to follow us on

#SHW20

Can’t wait?

Check out our training and free resources

Professionals training

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

Computer with Brook Learn puberty course on screen

Brook Learn

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.

Help & Advice

Accessible information on sex, relationships, STIs, gender, mental health and loads more!

Brook and Mencap education session, 2018

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.

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