2011 GSK IMPACT Awards: Brook Wirral

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Brook Wirral was a winner in the 2011 GSK IMPACT Awards. The charity provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for some of the most disadvantaged young people living in the Wirral.

Successful projects include a partnership with the Youth Service Agency to deliver sexual health information events to 90 per cent of Wirral's schools; working with young people with disabilities and those who are in foster care, and providing support to young men to help them prepare for fatherhood.

The charity is the biggest provider of chlamydia testing for NHS Wirral.

Each year, its impact continues to grow. Last year, Brook Wirral's services were accessed over 29,000 times. Almost 700 young people used its counselling service, 4,000 confidential calls were taken on its helpline and 10,000 people attended the centre clinic for sexual health advice.

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