Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring is traditionally a one-to-one non-judgemental relationship between people of a similar age or with a similar shared experience. Training to become a peer mentor gives young people the opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills and qualities in a way that is beneficial both to themselves and to others.

Our programme aims to:

  • Improve communication skills
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Encourage and develop peer relationships
  • Increase ability to understand and empathise with others
  • Develop decision making skills
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
  • Instil a sense of responsibility
  • Develop a sense of community and belonging
  • Improved behaviour
  • Improved attendance
  • Reduction in bullying

Following completion of the programme, mentors can then be paired with younger peers (mentees) at school to provide support on a structured basis, become ‘playground’, ‘transition’, or ‘dinnertime’ buddies, or become an ‘office assistant’.  Their final role will often depend on the school aims and the progress of individual children on the scheme.

Length of delivery:
4 x am/pm sessions or 2 full days

Size of group:
6 – 30

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