Peer Education


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
  • Breaking Free gives girls the tools to challenge any gender stereotype that limits them and makes it harder for them to reach their goals. Gender stereotyping happens every day. It’s in the way clothes are designed, the toys we give children and the jobs we’re encouraged to do. It’s time to challenge these gender stereotypes which make it harder for young people to achieve their dreams

Why it works

Girls trust their peers. The peer educators bring their own life experience to the subject to help bring it to life. Check out this video to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes.

Peer educators are now delivering Think Resilient sessions online!

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has caused many girls and young women to experience negative effects on their mental health. Great news! Our team of peer educators based in Scotland have tailored Think Resilient to be delivered online.

Think Resilient sessions have been designed to help boost the mental well-being and build mental resilience of Brownies, Guides and Rangers. If you’re running online meetings and would like to book a session for your girls email Kathryn, the Peer Education Coordinator for Scotland.

There would be two peer educators on each virtual session and at the end they’ll provide leaders with more activities to help make sure girls continue to feel good. After this has been completed they’ll have earned themselves a Think Resilient badge!

Become a peer educator

Do you want to help girls develop resilience? Do you care how women are portrayed in adverts? Then becoming a peer educator could be for you! Find out more here and help us change the world one girl at a time and check out the peer educator e-learning resource, or get in touch for more info.

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