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Peer Education Project

A secondary school mental health programme

The Peer Education Project (PEP) is an evidence-based, peer-led, mental health education programme, available to all UK and international British secondary schools.


Currently, registrations to new schools have been paused.

We, as the Mental Health Foundation, have made the decision to move the project to a free, open-access model. This aligns with our charitable objective of ensuring everyone has access to accurate mental health information, especially those at greater risk of experiencing poor mental health.

This free, open-access model will be available in November 2023 from the main Mental Health Foundation's website.

Get in touch via the contact us form if you wish to be notified when the project resources become available.

Pupils aged 14 and above are trained by school staff to deliver a minimum of five mental health lessons to pupils aged 11 to 13.

The benefits

For Peer Educators:

The Mental Health Foundation is licensed as an Approved Activity Provider by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the Volunteering section.

For Peer Learners:

For your School:

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Embed crucial mental health knowledge within your curriculum and support a whole-school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing.

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