Peer Education Programme
The Mental Health Foundation’s Peer Education Project is being piloted in Wales.
The Peer Education Project is a school-based programme that aims to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their mental health, and that of their peers. The project equips staff to recruit and train a group of Peer Educators in their school, who deliver a syllabus of mental health lessons to their younger peers.
Through interactive exercises and group discussions, the project introduces mental health as something that we all have. It encourages students to think about ways to stay well, how to seek help and support friends. It also introduces common myths around mental health, and the stigma and discrimination people experiences as a result.
Following two years of successful implementation in England, the Peer Education Project is being rolled out in two schools in Wales in 2017/18. We hope to bring the project to even more schools across the UK in 2018/19.
Single Parents Wellbeing
Single Parents Wellbeing is a CIC that is run by single parents for single parents. We provide a compassionate, proactive and empowering approach to being a single parent.
With a focus on wellbeing and mental health. Our core elements are physical wellbeing where we have regular walking for wellbeing rambles, meeting all over on the weekends, bank holidays etc to build friendships and tackle isolation and loneliness, whilst using and promoting a powerful resilience tool of gentle exercise to combat mental health. Then we have the Wellbeing Workshops which are Big Lottery funded, in partnership with the MHF, 6 week workshops of thought provoking discussions, activities and theories around mental health, relationships, self esteem and developing the importance of self care in the parents. All whilst creating a meaningful peer support group, who can also go on to become volunteers for the project. Lastly, we are launching our innovative website in December. Where we aim to reach single parents all over Wales with interactive blogs, vlogs, webinars, podcasts and other exciting content.
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