pamela sherdian award sex matters too

Our peer-to-peer sex and relationships education project Sex Matters Too has been shortlisted for the 2016 Pamela Sheridan Award.

The Pamela Sheridan Award recognises innovation and good practice in sex and relationships education (SRE), services and projects for young people.

The award was established in memory of Pamela Sheridan (1911–1994), an early sex education pioneer who had a lifelong involvement in family planning.

All six shortlisted projects fulfilled at least three of the following four criteria:

  • a demonstrable impact on young people’s knowledge of sexual health
  • innovation and creative approaches to sex and relationships education
  • the initiative can be easily replicated
  • the project inspired and engaged participants.

Sianne Morgan, Development Manager for Sex Matters Too, said:

“Getting shortlisted for this award means a great deal to the volunteers and project staff at Sex Matters Too. The success of our innovative peer-led approach to sexual health education just emphasises that young people are making a big difference to highlight safer relationships and exploitation in their communities across Gwent.”