Both the programmes were evaluated against key outcomes.
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Life Skills outcomes
- An increase in the % of participants/students who agree that they know how to improve and protect their own mental health.
- An increase in the % of participants/students who agree they know where to go for mental health information and support.
For both outcomes, an increase was recorded for both direct (students who participated in the learning sessions and delivered the campaign) and indirect (a sample of the whole school’s students) beneficiaries in the 5 schools the programme was delivered in.
Peer Support Training outcomes
- The knowledge and confidence of participants following the training.
- If the peer support provided by the trained students had a positive impact on the emotional wellbeing of the students using the service.
Across the two schools in which we delivered the training, data shows that: 94.6% of participants agreed to the statement “The Peer Support Training Programme has given me a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing”, 94.6% of participants agreed to the statement “The Peer Support Training Programme has prepared me for my role as a Peer Supporter”, and 87.5% of Peer Support Service users reported the service had a positive impact on their emotional health and wellbeing.