The staff training videos provide step-by-step guidance on how to deliver PEP in your school.
The videos can be watched at your own pace and will take you under two hours to complete.
This staff training video provides an introduction to the Peer Education Project (PEP). It includes what the project is all about, how it started, and how it works.
PEP is a school-based, mental health, educational, pupil-led project. It started in 2015, and between then and 2023 it's been delivered in over 200 schools.
Roles and responsibilities
This staff training video introduces the roles and responsibilities required to deliver the Peer Education Project in your school.
Key roles include Project Leads, Support Staff, Peer Educators, and Peer Learners.
This staff training video goes through the safeguarding principles for delivering the Peer Education Project.
Safeguarding should be actioned by following the school or college's safeguarding policies. We also provide guiding principles for safeguarding for the project.
Training Peer Educators
This staff training video will help you understand how to deliver the mental health lessons. The lessons are designed to be flexible, to fit into different timetables.
Lessons are delivered by Peer Educators, with support from school staff.
This staff training video goes through options from getting feedback from staff, Peer Educators and Peer Learners on the mental health lessons and activities.
This feedback can help shape and improve future delivery of the project at your school.
Continuing the mental health conversation
This staff training video talks about how you can continue the mental health conversation at your school or college, using our additional mental health resources.
Our resources include top tip cards, personal stories, fundraising packs, and pre-prepared assemblies.
Peer Educator - Watford Grammar School
As Peer Mentors, we met for a training session on how the scheme would run and what activities we could lead with. We were also taught about the stigma surrounding mental health and were prepped to answer difficult questions on various topics from depression to schizophrenia
Peer Educator - Immanuel College
To become a Peer Educator, my school ran an application process and from there we had weekly sessions on how to run the lessons and interact with Peer Learners in both a fun and educational way.
Staff member - Watford Grammar School for Girls
The Peer Education Project has been running here for 3 years and has been really well received by both staff and students. Every year, the Year 12 Peer Educators work hard to deliver the excellent resources provided by the Mental Health Foundation in an understandable and relaxed way to Year 7 students.
Guidance for staff
Staff project guidance
This guide provides an overview of key information and resources you will need to deliver the project within your school and support the staff training videos.