Using the knowledge, skills and creativity of young people to support their peers through a inclusive, well managed, Peer Support Project can be very effective indeed.
Introduction to Peer Support Skills is a three hour interactive workshop for groups of up to 20 young people where the group will:
Have started to explore the skills needed to be an effective peer supporter;
Have an understanding of personal and professional boundaries, safeguarding and issues of confidentiality, when supporting another person;
Be introduced to some effective creative peer-led activities;
Role-play some peer support scenarios;
Have an input into decisions about the ongoing development and maintenance of the project.
Ongoing support in the campaign planning and delivery can be negotiated.
Introduction to Peer Support Skills training can help in the Pastoral Support and/or Pupil Voice section of the Rainbow Flag Award.
N.B. It is strongly recommended that this course is not booked in isolation. We encourage that a member of staff also attend our one day training course “Effectively Supporting Youth-Led Initiatives“, to ensure that the developing projects are properly supervised. Find the next available course here.