How does it work?
The Peer Education Project (PEP) is a school-based, educational programme that aims to give young people the knowledge and understanding they need to safeguard their mental health, and that of their peers.
PEP offers an interactive five lesson mental health syllabus, covering basic mental health awareness, stigma and discrimination, staying well, seeking help and supporting friends. The lessons are offered to Year 7 students or equivalent (Peer Learners), with each student receiving their own printed workbook to complete.
The syllabus is delivered by Peer Educators – older students in Year 10 and upwards (or equivalent) – who are trained and supported by the school staff leading the project. Each Peer Educator will receive a printed handbook alongside the lesson slides.