Peer Education Project
This academic year we have launched the Peer Education Project in partnership with Mental Health Foundation. This programme is inspired by the idea that young people with mental health problems often feel that the best support and advice comes from their peers at school.
The Peer Education Project (PEP) provides young people with the knowledge and understanding they need to safeguard their mental health, and over five weeks students explore topics such as:
- mental health awareness
- stigma and discrimination
- staying well
- seeking help
- supporting friends
This year we have launched the programme in Secondary, consisting of five lessons on mental health and wellbeing, given to all Year 7 and 8 students by peers from higher courses.