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Peer Education Resources

Here you will find resources relating specifically to peer education, including toolkits and project reports. Click here for more general youth work resources that can be used within peer education projects, and here for academic articles relating to peer education.

 

Toolkits / Manuals

'Work in Progress' by Article 12

This is a widely used, subject-neutral peer education toolkit full of activities, put together by young people and charity Article 12.

 

No Knives, Better Lives Resource Bank

A godsend for peer education trainers who are new to the game. This page on the NKBL website has 7 chapters of peer education activities, from 'Getting Started' to 'Consolidation', most of which are subject neutral. Link to NKBL website

 

Telling It Like It Is by Article 12

Again by the hardworking people of Article 12, this gives an overview of peer education as well as a few activities and things to think about. Not as polished as 'Work in Progress', but still with useful ideas.

 

UNFPA Train the Trainers

This thorough and text-heavy peer education resource details the training up of practitioners. Useful if you want to train trainers, but not if you're the one working directly with young people.

 

Involving Young People in Peer Education by Exeter Department of Health

This long and thorough document will set out everything you need to think about before embarking on your peer education journey.

 

Design A Board Game by Youth Scotland

One popular model of peer education involves encouraging the peer educators to design a board game, which they can then use when delivering. Youth Scotland have put together this excellent resource for your enjoyment.

 

Preventing Gender-Based Violence by Youth4Youth

All the way from Cyprus, this toolkit gives us a beginning-to-end running of a peer-education project on gender-based violence. 

 

Project Reports / Case Studies

Gain inspiration from others by looking through these reports of successful peer education projects from around the world.

 

Scottish Refugee Council: Pilot peer education project

The SRC have just published their evaluation report of an exciting ongoing pilot that took place in Glasgow and Great Clyde with adult refugees and asylum seekers. Check out the PDF

 

Peer Education: Promoting Healthy Behaviours

Need to convince someone (or yourself?) that peer education is a sound model? Here's some hard facts from Advocates for Youth on how peer education can improve sexual health. PDF

 

DRC Generations: Project Evaluation

This youth charity in Dunbartonshire, Scotland has one of the most successful peer education programmes in the country. Here's one of their evaluation reports. PDF

 

Multicultural Women's Peer Education Programme

Peer education is for adults too. This great report from Australia's SHINE SA project is worth a read for any peer education planner. PDF

 

Peer Programs: Looking at the Evidence of Effectiveness, a Literature Review

Some serious reading for serious peer education practitioners. This 33 page article tells it like it is. PDF

 

 

Videos

 

Fast Forward on Youtube

A compilation of short films by peer education projects, as well as assorted films on topics from knife crime to heroin abuse.

 

Boroughmuir Peer Education Project by Education Scotland

This is an excellent case study of the Boroughmuir Peer Education Project which is delivered by Fast Forward. The video is available on the Education Scotland website.

 

No Knives, Better Lives Training Videos

This is an treasure trove of training videos designed to help practitioners deliver sessions and activities. For worksheets on various topics, the NKBL peer educator Resources section is hard to beat.