Brought to fame for his time in the villa on ITV’s Love Island in 2018, Dr Alex is a fully qualified doctor with more than 1.3million followers on Instagram. He spent an early part of his career based in the GUM clinic, obstetrics and gynaecology in a London hospital, which has fuelled his interest in sexual health.
“Given my background in sexual health and my passion for providing sound information and advice to young people, becoming an Ambassador for Brook seems like a really natural fit. I hope through our collaboration we can educate people on the importance of staying healthy and normalise conversations about sexual health to reduce the stigma and embarrassment”
Recently dubbed ‘the UK’s loudest megaphone for women’s sexual rights’ by New Statesman, Oloni (Dami Olonisakin) has been supporting young women through her writing for 10 years.
Launched in 2008, Oloni’s blog Simply Oloni won a Cosmo Award for best Sex and Relationships blog in 2015 and her podcast Laid Bare is a sex positive and opinionated podcast that ranks consistently highly in the charts.
“I’m incredibly happy about becoming an Ambassador for Brook as I’m really passionate about educating young people and breaking down the shame and stigma surrounding sexual health. We’ve come a long way in recent years in terms of empowering young people but there is still a long way to go and I’m looking forward to working with Brook to reach new audiences and help change attitudes”
Brook Chief Executive, Helen Marshall, says:
“We are so thrilled to have Alex and Oloni on board as Brook Ambassadors. Both are well recognised for using their online platforms to offer support and advice to young people and raise awareness of not only sexual health and relationships issues, but also mental health and wellbeing. We are really looking forward to working with them to grow Brook’s online communities and provide safe spaces for young people to share their experiences.”
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Notes to editors
Brook believes that young people should have access to great sexual health services and wellbeing support.
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and education programmes, reaching nearly 235,000 young people nationwide every year.
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