Evaluation of the Peer Support for Mental Health and Wellbeing Pilots


Date of publication:  07 Feb 2020 Author:  Laurie Day Diarmid Campbell Jack and Erica Bertolotto Ecorys UK Publisher:  Department for Education UK Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

Research evaluating the delivery of pilots, which tested peer support for mental health and wellbeing in schools, colleges and children and young people’s community organisations, between October 2017 and July 2019 in UK.

The main findings from the evaluation are detailed in the below topics:

  • Demand for peer support in schools, colleges and CYPCOs
  • Recruitment, training and matching peer mentors and mentees
  • Models of delivery and their characteristics
  • Specific programme elements and their effectiveness
  • Young people’s experiences of peer support
  • Outcomes from the pilots
  • Sustainability of the models
  • Recommendations
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Total number of pages: 
131 (summary 13)
Country(s) this content is relevant to: 
United Kingdom

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