Girlguiding Scotland has a team of around 70 peer educators. Peer educators are aged 14-25 and have been trained to run safe, fun and challenging sessions for their peers on issues like body confidence, mental well-being and bullying. The sessions are developed with expert partners to support Brownies, Guides and Rangers.
Here are some of the programmes they can deliver sessions on:
- Think Resilient helps gives members the tools to build their mental well-being and was developed with the charity YoungMinds.
- Free Being Me helps grows girls’ body confidence and self-esteem and was developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project
- Healthy Relationships was developed with AVA and Women’s Aid – it helps Brownies to be good and safe friends, and helps Guides and members of The Senior Section to tell whether a romantic relationship is healthy
- Youth Health was developed with the Department of Health and empowers Guides and Rangers to make their own decisions about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex.
Why it works
Girls trust their peers. The peer educators bring their own life experience to the subject to help bring it to life.
Become a peer educator
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