published on 08 Mar 2012
Two of the country’s leading sexual health charities and the biggest condom brand in the UK have announced a collaboration which aims to create a step change in the UK’s sexual health.
Brook, FPA and Durex have agreed a three year programme of work which will deliver a range of information events, public awareness campaigns and learning materials for a wide range of audiences all designed to improve people’s sexual health.
A team working across Brook and FPA will be developing a range of campaigns and activities throughout the next three years and identifying new ways to deliver strong sexual health improvement messages to the public and healthcare professionals. Durex is providing an educational grant and support in kind to Brook and FPA to deliver the programme.
In a joint statement, the Chief Executive of Brook, Simon Blake and the Chief Executive of FPA, Julie Bentley, said:
“We have a long history of working together with Durex and as three organisations we share a belief that people should have access to accurate, high quality information about all aspects of sexual health. This programme of work demonstrates how by different sectors working together we can achieve a bigger more sustainable impact on the sexual wellbeing of the UK.”
Refik Oner, RB Category Manager, Health & Personal Care, said on behalf of Durex:
“Sexual health is at the core of the Durex brand. In our view there is no more effective way to help make the much needed step change in attitudes than to support these two charities, which between them have over a hundred years of experience and expertise. We are very pleased to be a part of this collaboration and look forward to the programme developing successfully.”
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Brook’s mission is to enable young people to enjoy their sexuality without harm. Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice specifically for young people under 25. www.brook.org.uk. Registered charity number in England and Wales 1140431. Registered charity number in Scotland SC042132. Limited company registered in England and Wales number 7458731.
Sex plays a fundamental role in our physical and emotional wellbeing. We believe that a healthy and rewarding sex life should be everyone's to enjoy.www.durex.co.uk. Durex is manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser (RB), one of the UK’s leading OTC healthcare companies, which has a strong policy of social responsibility including working alongside third party expert organisations’ such as the FPA and Brook on developing projects specifically designed to contribute to the health and wellbeing of society.
The sexual health charity FPA provides straightforward information, advice and support to all people across the UK on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships. www.fpa.org.uk. Registered charity number 250187, limited liability company registered in England, number 887632.