The Peer Support Program
The Peer Support Program is a life skill and leadership development program aimed at school age children. It is evidence based program that enhances the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people.
The Peer Support Program is recognised as reducing risk factors and developing the skills known to be protective. Protective Factors are factors in a person's life that promote mental health and well-being. These include life skills such as problem solving, decision making, coping skills, optimism, interpersonal skills and the ability to develop supportive social networks.
The Peer Support Program has been developed to help young people deal with challenge and adversity. Some research suggests that holistic programs designed to develop life skills can be more effective than those specifically focusing on the prevention of particular issues, and that the peer led approach is highly valued. The Peer Support Program is implemented across the whole school, based on studies that indicate that the most effective programs are those that are of long duration, high intensity and involve the whole school.
For more information, visit www.peersupport.edu.au
2 students trained in leadership skills - will support up to 10 younger students. Children develop leadership skills, life skills and resilience.
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