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27 September

Record Turnout for Peer Education Project

Raising awareness of the importance of good mental health continues to be a priority here at King’s, and it has been wonderful to see the Peer Education Project become such a well-established part of Sixth Form and Lower Years’ life.  

Developed by the UK-based Mental Health Foundation, the project has seen a record number of 40 Sixth Formers receive training to help them to teach a variety of strategies for leading calmer lives to Lower Years pupils. Techniques include mindfulness sessions to help pupils feel grounded and reduce anxiety at especially busy times.

Over the course of this term, the Sixth Form Peer Educators will deliver five lessons to Lower Years pupils. Whilst they will develop their own understanding of strategies around positive mental health, the programme will also undoubtedly be an enriching experience for everyone, showcasing ideas in an environment without stigma or judgement.