Having taken part in the project we have grown not just in confidence but also in awareness of mental health. We learnt how to discuss mental health in a concise yet honest way as well as being able to bridge the age gap between sixth form and lower school which has been extremely rewarding.
Peer Educator, Watford Grammar School for Girls
It was really interesting to learn about how mental health can change someone's life. Even if they look happy on the outside you don't know how they are feeling in the inside.
It is better for young people to teach us about mental health. They are close to our age and get what you are feeling.
Peer Learner, City of London Academy Highgate Hill
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.
Peer Educator, The Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School
The Peer Education Project has been running here at WGGS for three years and has been really well received by both staff and students. Every year the Year 12 Peer Educators work hard to deliver the excellent resources provided by the Mental Health Foundation in an understandable and relaxed way to Year 7 students. The project runs alongside other mental health schemes within school such as a peer listening scheme and a whole-school mental health week.
Staff, Watford Grammar School for Girls
I would highly recommend the project to continue as it was helpful in teaching kids about mental health in a way that was not hard to understand. It provides them with a base of how they can help others and recognise mental health issues. It also offers them advice and where they can find help if they ever find themselves in any of the situations.
Peer Educator, Bingley Grammar School
It has been a great success, thank you. Feedback from year 7 form tutors has been positive, they commentated on how engaged their forms students were and how well our Peer Educators delivered the sessions. They felt it was a fun way to teach and would love to see it being rolled out in the next academic year.
Staff, King James' School