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Why we need Sex and Relationships Education for Now

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by bodyandsoul

Today, a joint publication from the PSHE Association, Brook and the Sex Education Forum laid out advice to supplement the most recent statutory Sex and Relationship Education Guidance, which was last updated 14 years ago, in 2000. Why was this necessary? Well, a lot’s happened in the past fourteen years – the obvious examples being [...]

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Life in my Shoes Education Resource Shortlisted for Sex Education Award

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by bodyandsoul

We’re really excited to be shortlisted for the Pamela Sheridan Sex and Relationships Education Award 2014.  The award recognises good practice in Sex Relationships Education for young people under 25 so we’re thrilled that our work in this area has been shortlisted. The Life in my Shoes resource  educates young people around HIV, dispelling myths and challenging stigma. [...]

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by bodyandsoul

January is here!! As we gradually recover from the hectic festivities of the month gone by, we realise with sudden panic that we have a long stretch of a year ahead of us. And while we make our countless new year resolutions and weigh ourselves down with the  ”I shall…I will…I won’ts“, we often forget [...]

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Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by bodyandsoul

Compassion. Integrity. Forgiveness. Heroism. Inspiration. Leadership. Courage. Freedom. Iconic. Determination. Triumph. Freedom. These are big words. They are words that you rarely hear in the right context these days. They are susceptible to overuse and perhaps their impact becomes lessened – that is, until you hear them used about someone truly worthy of them. These [...]

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Life in my Shoes at Who Cares? Youth Gathering

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by bodyandsoul

On Wednesday 23rd October from 9-12.30pm, Life in my Shoes will be taking part in Youth Gathering Who Cares? at the Southbank Centre in London. Part of the Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference 2013, the event brings together scientists and change makers. Young people attending will be challenged to make up their minds about [...]

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Life in my Shoes Team Highly Commended at Charity Times Awards

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by bodyandsoul

Last night, the Life in my Shoes Campaign Manager Emily headed off to the Lancaster Hotel, London for the Charity Times Awards to represent both LIMS and Body & Soul as we were nominated for TWO awards! We were really proud that LIMS had been nominated for the Campaign Team of the Year Award, especially [...]

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Patterns

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by bodyandsoul

This blog comes from B&S staff member Ethan – a keen runner – who has been thinking about patterns in life and thinking. Yesterday I ran a new route. I forget how fun it is to explore a new area by running. For the last six months most of my runs have consisted of the [...]

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In My Shoes: My Week At Island Records

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by bodyandsoul

Body & Soul’s first apprentice, who has also been working on Life in my Shoes, has started a year-long apprenticeship to help hone her musical talent, develop her resilience and experience of the workplace. This is her blog of her week’s work experience at Island Records. “My first day at Island Records was great. I [...]

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Life in my Shoes Exhibition Launches on the South Bank

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by bodyandsoul

On the day that the Life in my Shoes exhibition launches on the South Bank, Emily,the LIMS campaign manager blogs… “When we first started Life in my Shoes a few years ago, I don’t think I ever imagined that it would take us on such an incredible and varied journey… from classrooms across the country [...]

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Life in my Shoes takes over the South Bank with new Exhibition

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by bodyandsoul

We’re very excited to announce that Life in my Shoes will be hosting a photographic exhibition on London’s South Bank from 25th June – 5th July featuring both young people living with HIV and supporting celebrities such as Denise Lewis, Christine Ohuruogu and Kate Moss. The exhibition will spread Life in my Shoes’ message to a [...]

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