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The SLP provides a range of peer led programmes which can assist and enable the enhancement of work both in schools and in the community. We can come out to your school or project to talk about the different types of peer work, which include peer education, mediation, mentoring and buddying. This visit will also include awareness of what is involved in setting up and supporting a peer led service and how this can be supported and sustained across your school or community group so that it can be embedded into the culture of the work you are delivering.
What is a Peer Educator
A peer educator is someone who wants to learn about a topic and shares this information with other young people
Young people may not want to listen to parents, carers or teachers but would prefer to listen to another young person
You do not need a qualification to become a peer educator however you will receive training
A peer educator is someone who wants to learn and develop new skills
The SLP provides young people with a core training programme that equips them to deliver sessions in their school, youth club or community group. Specialist training is provided by the SLP or one of its partners agencies so that young people can deliver confidently on a range of topics. To date these have included:- smoking, alcohol, drugs, sexual health or bullying to name just a few.
Almost 60% of the young people involved in our peer led drugs education programme are form a BME group
Young people involved in the project have worked on a number of initiatives to raise awareness of drugs. These have included putting on health fairs, running stands in the town centre, producing DVD’s and compiling music tracks and jingles.
Peer Led Programs