Our Peer Mentoring programme gives young people the opportunity to gain support from their peers through engaging in fun and interactive activities designed to get them thinking about how they can look out for their wellbeing and each other.
Camden Council has funded the 2-year project and it is free for schools and youth organisations in the borough to take part in. FYA are leading on the programme which is supported by our partners the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Mind in Camden. The project will promote peer support and resilience amongst young people through helping them to develop problem-solving skills that they can use when times get challenging. The programme encourages young people to explore more about who they are, what makes them unique and how they experience their lives which helps to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma around it.
Young people who want to sign up as Peer Mentors will get free AQA accreditation for taking part in the training required for the programme and support from our project team. Our staff will facilitate the mentoring sessions that take place between groups of young people over a series of 6 sessions and mentors will have the chance to attend an additional employability workshop to help them articulate the skills they have learned.
If you are a school, youth or community organisation in Camden and would like to be involved and find out more about the programme then please get in contact with the Project Manager Abbie Mitchell on 020 7388 7399 or firstname.lastname@example.org