The Peer Support Australia program promotes healthier relationships, positive school culture and improved student wellbeing by:
- providing students with Social and Emotional knowledge and skills
- partnering with parents to develop a shared language for guiding students through emotional responses and interactions with others
- supporting teachers to value student voice; and involve students in decisions about their school and learning.
Placing students at the centre of their learning, the program empowers them with practical skills and strategies to positively navigate life and relationships. Participating students realise the significant outcomes of the program, including better connectedness, reduction in bullying behaviours, improved resilience and a greater sense of possibility.
The Peer Support Program achieves this by helping students develop and sustain:
- positive relationships
- sense of self
- responsibility for self and others