I’m Clara, a student in my final year of university and passionate about young people’s sexual and mental health. I also do a lot of work around gender-based violence and intimate partner abuse in young people.
I became involved with the Brandon Centre at the beginning of 2021, after working on a project for the CAMISH Network, and had the pleasure of contributing to Brandon Centre’s Young People’s Involvement Strategy before becoming a Young Ambassador.
But my relationship with Brandon Centre goes back years! Having gone to school in Camden, the Brandon Centre was always a safe, positive place for me and my friends to go for advice about sex, relationships or mental health.
I’m very proud to be representing this special organisation, and hope to continue the open and inclusive spirit of Brandon Centre as a Young Ambassador.
I’m Rosy, and I joined Brandon Centre whilst studying Architecture at university.
I’m keen to open up conversations about mental health in the UK and, as a Young Ambassador, I hope to help make health and wellbeing services more accessible to young Londoners and demystify the therapy process.
Since working with Brandon Centre, I’ve found that making a positive difference is important to me and must play a key role in my future going forward.
I’m Lillan and, since teen-hood, I’ve had an unrelenting passion and care for all things sexual health. I’m specifically interested in LGBTQI+ youth advocacy and in exploring sexuality education through applied philosophy.
I often use creative arts methods to cultivate accessible and authentic dialogues about sexual health and relationships. In 2020-21 I worked with UCL to develop a collaborative zine-making platform for young people to engage with personal and unfiltered reflections on these topics (with the help of Brandon Centre!).
I’m now looking forward to continuing this line of work collaboratively within the Camden community.
I’m Haven and I’m 19 years old. I’ve been working in the Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) sector for nearly 3 years now, delivering sexual health workshops to young people, researching young people’s experiences of sexual health services in Camden and Islington, and helping to design the future of sexual health education and care.
Having used sexual health services for a long while and having always been enthusiastic about having positive and inclusive conversations around sex, becoming a Young Ambassador and joining the Young People’s Leadership Board at Brandon Centre is really important to me.
To be working behind the scenes with a group of amazing people is such a great feeling. I get to be at the forefront of making sure sexual health services and RSE are the best they can be to support young people no matter their age, background or needs.