UWTSD launches project with Brook to promote sexual health and relationships


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David and UWTSD Students’ Union have joined forces with young people’s charity Brook to promote a greater understanding of sexual health and relationships among the University’s student population.

UWTSD launches project with Brook to promote sexual health and relationships

The partnership is the first of its kind in Wales and includes a series of weekly webinars beginning today (Wednesday 21 October) and hosted by the University’s Students’ Union.  The webinars will explore such topics as Consent & Healthy Relationships, (Sexting) Youth Produced Sexual Imagery, Drugs and Alcohol, LGBT Diversity & HBT Bullying, Pleasure, and Drugs & Alcohol.  In addition, the partnership will see the development of a three-year programme to begin in March to explore issues around sexual consent.

Rhys Dart, Acting Director of Student Services at the University said “The aim of the partnership is to enable students to take charge of their wellbeing and sexual health and to provide them with the information and knowledge to do so in a confidential and non-judgemental environment. We are delighted to be working with the Students’ Union and Brook to deliver such vital resources for our students.  The partnership is part of the range of services we provide to enable our students to thrive in an environment without prejudice and which encourages diversity and respect”.

Brook is a charity committed to changing attitudes, challenging prejudices and championing equality so that all young people can lead happy, healthy lives. Through their innovative clinical services, digital support, tailored counselling and inspiring relationships and sex education, young people are able to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing. 

Kelly Harris, Brook’s Business Development and Participation Lead says: ““Here at Brook we have 55 years of experience working with young people on the topics of sexual health, relationships and wellbeing, and we understand that university is an exciting time for many young people, where they get to forge new relationships and further develop their independence. We also believe that it’s important students are equipped with the confidence and knowledge to safely navigate these new experiences. That’s why we are excited to be partnering with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and UWTSD Students’ Union. We hope that these webinars will empower students to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing and provide them with valuable skills to help them navigate life’s challenges after they graduate.”

James Mills, President of UWTSD SU added: “I am extremely pleased that the Students’ Union is working with the university in partnering with Brook to deliver a consent course over three years as well as a series of webinars covering various topics encompassing consent, sexual health and wellbeing. Brook is an amazing and well thought of charity that has sought to educate and enrich young people on sex education for the past 56 years and are currently seeking to challenge inequality and increase accessibility to their services. We are hoping that this relationship between UWTSD, the Students’ Union, and Brook will be fruitful and will positively impact the lives of our students”.

Further Information

Eleri Beynon eleri.beynon@uwtsd.ac.uk