Peer mentoring

A group of young people laying on their backs in a circle with all their heads facing towards the centre of the circle, cupping their mouths with their hands and shoutingPeer mentoring is a great way to empower the young people you work with to support others in schools or the community.

Peer mentoring can support children and young people by:

  • enhancing social competence
  • building security within the setting and the wider community by realising their worth as social beings
  • improving attendance and educational attainment whilst developing friendship skills in a positive environment.

Peer mentoring toolkit

The peer mentoring toolkit is designed so that staff can deliver the training in a flexible way to suit the needs of the group. This practical resource covers:

  • Management and Operation
  • Service Users (Mentees)
  • Mentors
  • The mentoring relationship

Within the tool kit there is guidance on how to set up and run peer mentoring to suit the needs of the young people in your setting.

There are different versions of the toolkit for Primary (aged 8-11) and Secondary (aged 11-18).