Dedicated to improving mental health in schools

Peer Educator, Douay Martyrs School

From constantly learning new things to passing on my knowledge to the year 7s, the programme has been a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Throughout the programme, we have helped raise awareness of the importance of mental health through a variety of activities that engaged and interested all of the year 7 students. From start to finish, I have noticed a dramatic increase in the year 7’s understanding of the topics we covered, and they all admitted they felt more comfortable discussing mental health afterwards. I sincerely hope that this programme has helped bring light to the issue of mental health, and provided all of the year 7’s a safe and friendly environment to discuss their thoughts. From my own personal experience working in the programme, it has helped me gain an understanding of everyone’s individual viewpoints, and helped me to explore new perspectives and ideas about mental health.