Peer Support Models for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools: Key Learnings from Department for Education funded programme (London)
About this course
The Peer Support for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing programme is a national Department for Education (DfE) funded programme which was piloted in 90 schools, colleges and community groups based in six regions in England.
All participating settings received evidence informed training and resources to enable them to refine or develop a peer mentoring programme to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in their setting.
The training workshops and supporting toolkit were based on the following 5 key principles:
- Working where young people are at
- Involving the right people
- Focusing on relationships
- Being safe and boundaried
- Encouraging young people’s ownership
The programme was externally evaluated by Ecorys who aimed to demonstrate the impact of the work in schools, colleges and community groups both quantitively and qualitatively.
This conference will mark the end of the programme. Participating schools, colleges and community groups will present their projects and share good practice. Other speakers will include representatives from the DfE and the psychologists who developed the Peer Support Programme toolkit and 5 core principles. The conference will end with a drinks reception to celebrate the programme’s achievements.
Who is this event suitable for?
This event is suitable for any professionals with an interest in establishing Peer Support models in their settings including:
- Teaching Assistants
- School Mental Health Leads
- Youth Group Leaders
- School Counsellors
Aims of the event
- To outline the five core principles that will assist school/ colleges and community organisations in co-designing, co-producing and co-delivering a peer support programme that works for their own settings
- To share good practice in setting up a Peer Support Programme
- To share the findings of the evaluation of this DfE funded Peer Support programme
- Registration, refreshments and networking
- Welcome and overview of the Peer Support Models for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools Programme (Hannah Groves, Project Manager)
- Peer Support Models for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools: 5 core principles (Simon Munk)
- Evaluating the Programme: Key processes and learnings (Ecorys)
- How has this been applied to participating settings? A snapshot of Peer Support programmes in schools. (Participating school and community settings)
- What next for the of Peer Support Models for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools programme? (Department for Education)
- Questions and Answer
- Drinks and Networking
Did you know?
This event is also taking place in Manchester on 27th March 2019. Book here: Peer Support Models for Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools (Manchester)