Last term, fifteen Year 10 and 11 students completed their training to become our first group of Wellbeing Peer Mentors.
Mr Bowen and Ms Woolston delivered the training following Anna Freud’s AMBIT peer support programme, which develops emotional resilience in young people. One of the key benefits of peer support is peer mentors' empathy and respect for the individuals they work with.
Eggar's mentors have all applied for the role and will support students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to make sense of situations they might find challenging. Mentors have been trained to help mentees feel better and think more clearly about their problems.
Our mentors are excited about their role and ready to get started. They will begin by explaining how the programme works in assemblies this term.