The shortlist for the 2014 Brook Sexual Health awards has been announced. Featuring a number of high and low profile examples of sexual health campaigns, campaigners and projects throughout the UK in the last twelve months. The winners will be announced on the 14 March in London at the Annual Awards Dinner.

The shortlist contains some of the people and campaigns we have featured in our blog over the last year, as well as many charities and reproductive health services.

The short list includes:

Adult sexual health service/project of the year

  • Chandni Clinic, Sexual Health department, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust Dewsbury
  • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Quality Training Project, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • HIV Postal Testing, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Marie Stopes International Belfast Clinic, Marie Stopes International
  • Prostate cancer and your sex life (booklet/DVD), Prostate Cancer UK
  • SHADA (Sexual Health and Disability Alliance), The Outsiders Trust
  • The HIV Awareness Project, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Young people’s sexual health service/project of the year

  • Be Healthy, Association for Young People’s Health
  • PASH Young People’s Peer Education Project, Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, Sexual Health Sheffield
  • Respect Yourself website and mobile app, diva creative and Warwickshire County Council
  • STAR, Southampton Rape Crisis
  • The Well Centre, Herne Hill Group Practice & Redthread Youth Limited
  • Young Addaction Halton, Addaction

The Pamela Sheridan Sex and Relationships Education Award

  • Andrea Kite, The John Townsend Trust, The Royal School for Deaf and Westgate College
  • Body & Soul’s Life in my Shoes
  • ICU Transformational Arts
  • Girls, Gangs & Consequences session, Growing Against Gangs & Violence
  • Oii My Size, Peabody
  •, Walsall Teenage Pregnancy Team (Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust) in partnership with Walsall Council and Catcher Media

Sexual health media campaign/storyline of the year

  • Better Sex Education, Telegraph Wonder Women
  • Casualty: ‘Unsilenced’, FGM storyline, BBC Casualty
  • #FBrape, Everyday Sexism Project and Women Action and the Media (WAM!) and Soraya Chemaly
  • Holly Cunningham ‘sexting’, Hollyoaks
  • No More Page 3
  • Painful Sex vs. ‘Normal’ Sex: The Differences Explained With Food, Women4Real

Rosemary Goodchild Award for excellence in sexual health journalism

  • “Hard sex – exposed” by Stuart Haggas, FS magazine
  • “I don’t like oral sex but I don’t know how to tell him” by Dr Petra Boynton, The Telegraph.
  • “Sex abuse in schools: the parents who want a change to the law” by Louise Tickle, The Guardian Weekend
  • “Some guys have vaginas. Get over it!” by Lisa Bowman, Bliss
  • “The Holy War on Irish Wombs” by Laurie Penny,
  • Tom Hayes, UKPositiveLad.

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