How does it work?
The Peer Education Project (PEP) is a secondary 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, risk and protective factors for our mental health, ways to stay well, the importance of seeking help and how to support others. The lessons are offered to Peer Learners (Year 7 or S1 pupils), with each pupil receiving their own printed workbook to complete.
The syllabus is delivered by Peer Educators (older pupils), who are trained and supported by the school staff leading the project. Each Peer Educator will receive a printed handbook alongside the lesson slides.