Young people and health professionals in Warwickshire were recognised for their contribution to improving teenage sexual health and well-being last Thursday (24/01/13).
Warwickshire’s Respect Yourself Campaign hosted the county’s first ever Sexual Health Awards which saw school pupils, health, voluntary sector and council workers recognised for their hard work in this field.
Whilst shortlisting nominees for the Brook national sexual health awards, the breadth of the recent work in Warwickshire was fully realised by the Respect Yourself Campaign team.
With so much positive work happening in this area, the team recognised an opportunity to celebrate achievements locally, and give credit to individuals and groups who have contributed to this health agenda and supported the Respect Yourself Campaign.
Award nominees were diverse and included; young people from Avon Valley School who worked on development of respectyourself.info, a youth worker who set up a drop-in youth health clinic, staff who researched the need of users of sexual assault services, and a group of parents and professionals who interpreted learning from the Netherlands. All winners were rewarded with a certificate, mug and a gift voucher.