As we step into Children’s Mental Health Week 2024, themed “My Voice Matters”, the importance of prioritising the mental wellbeing of our pupils resonates more than ever. Children turn to their peers with concerns seeking help. Mental Health Peer Mentors offer a support network that recognises when peers are facing emotional challenges and provides assistance or guidance.
The Primary Peer Mentoring Course emerges as a timely and transformative solution, aligning perfectly with the ethos of Children’s Mental Health Week.
Building on the successes of our secondary mental health peer mentoring qualification (LINK), this new primary programme is not just a curriculum; it’s a commitment to empowering primary school pupils with the skills they need to navigate the complexities of their emotions and relationships. As we delve into the details of this course, let’s explore how it perfectly complements the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week, encouraging every child to recognise the significance of their voice and fostering a supportive community within schools. Join us on this journey of holistic development, where the voices of our young learners matter profoundly.
The Primary Mental Health Peer Mentoring Course aims to transform students into heroes for their peers, contributing to the creation of a happier and more supportive school community.
The Primary Mental Health Peer Mentoring Course is an online programme accredited by Children’s University, ensuring a high-quality learning experience. Upon completion, each child will receive a stamp code and a certificate, symbolising their newfound knowledge and skills. This unique aspect adds an exciting incentive for students and promotes a sense of achievement.
Geared towards children in Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6 in primary schools (8-11 year olds), the course aligns with the crucial developmental stages of these young minds. By targeting this age group, the Primary Mental Health Peer Mentoring Course aims to instil valuable life skills that will benefit students throughout their academic journey and beyond.
Flexibility and Convenience:
Recognising the diverse schedules and commitments of schools, the course is structured with flexibility in mind. Broken down into six lessons, schools have the freedom to decide how to integrate the content—whether in a day or over six weeks. This adaptability ensures that the course can seamlessly fit into any school’s curriculum, allowing for a customised approach based on individual needs.
Affordability and Accessibility:
For a nominal fee of £15 per student, schools can enrol their pupils in the Primary Peer Mentoring Course. While the cost is associated with each student, the registration process is facilitated by schools rather than individual students. This ensures a streamlined approach to managing participants and guarantees a collective commitment to the programme.
At Minds Ahead, we have worked with school colleagues and young people to design and develop The Primary Mental Health Peer Mentoring Course, offering primary school pupils the tools they need to navigate the challenges of growing up. By empowering students with emotional resilience, self-leadership, and mentoring abilities, this course not only enhances individual wellbeing but also contributes to the creation of a positive and supportive school community. As we invest in the holistic development of our students, we pave the way for a brighter and more compassionate future. Enrol your school today and embark on a journey to empower the next generation of leaders and mentors!