Peer Education Project

Raising Awareness of Mental Health

The Peer Education Project is a classroom intervention to support peers with emotional well-being. It involves the recruitment of students as Peer Educators who are trained to deliver a lesson on mental health to Year 9 students within their school. The project has been found to show increased awareness, reduction in stigma and increased resilience in regard to mental health.

Rolling out a Peer Education Project in your school or college

With the help of the videos and resources on this page, you’ll be able to roll out a Peer Education Project in your school or college. We’ve created 3 videos that explain how to set up a Peer Education Project, you’ll learn about the project, watch top tips and hear real-life success stories.

Our Step-by-Step Guide

This video tells you everything you need to know about how to set up your very own Peer Education Project. It will guide you through the process step-by-step. Watch the Step-by-Step Guide here.

Top Tips to help you along the way

This video includes useful tips from students and teachers who have benefited from the project, they’ll help you to get the best out of your very own Peer Education Project. Timing is key to maximising the benefit of your project. Watch the Top Tips video here.

Success Stories

Don't just take our word for it! Listen to success stories from teachers and students in our 'Success Stories' video, which highlights the benefits of establishing a Peer Education Project with testimonials from teachers and students who have already been through the process.

Watch the Success Stories video here.

Supporting documentation

The following documents have been created for you to use to assist your project.

Would you like more help?

For further information on issues relating to mental health, you can visit the Mental Health Foundation website www.mentalhealth.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact your local CAMHS service.