Government advice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Government advice for young people's mental health and wellbeing Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Sexual Health Week: Getting the information we need

Sexual Health Week 2020: Getting the information we need Sexual health week is run by #iwill partner Brook, the UK's leading sexual health and wellbeing charity for young people. This week is focused on "Get your RSE in gear!", all about making sure young people are getting the quality sexual health and relationships education they need. In our feature for #SHW20, we share reflections from #iwill Ambassador Joana on current RSE provision, as well as the latest updates to the government's social distancing guidance for young people in England.  Why are young people, particularly girls and young women, still so let down by sex ed? "Sexual health is a taboo subject. In schools, we are taught the barebones of reproduction, sexual health and menstruation. In my experience, boys and men are still incredibly uncomfortable at any mention of the word ‘period’, and I would be lying if I hadn’t had conversations with a number of women explaining to them that condoms are to prevent STDs as much as they are for contraception. In failing to teach young adults - most of whom inevitably will at some point get tangled up in the world of sexual relationships (whether that be discovering they do or don’t enjoy them) - we are relying on them to magically teach themselves this essential knowledge, and then blaming them when things go wrong. This is much like the conversation we have seen around coronavirus, where young people are [...]

A coronavirus microsite

A coronavirus microsite It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and scared by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) right now. Find out more about what's happening and the simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others. Also find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community. Read More

Help if you’re worried about Coronavirus

Help if you're worried about Coronavirus There’s a lot of information about Coronavirus in the news. Find out what it is and what to do if you’re worried. COVID-19 is a new type of virus that’s been affecting some people across the world. It’s sometimes called coronavirus, and it can affect people's lungs and airways, but it seems like it has less effect on children and young people. Read More

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