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WEBINAR: Supporting Emotional Wellbeing through Peer Mentoring Training

May 7, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0

In a year like no other, from lockdown restrictions to the impact of the pandemic on relationships, education and future career prospects, many young people are feeling confused, frustrated and anxious.

Peer mentoring programmes, providing one-to-one support with a well-trained role model of a similar age, create safe spaces for young people to meet, talk and build coping skills using virtual platforms or face-to-face (adhering to government guidelines).


With many youth organisations looking for creative ways to support emotional and physical health and wellbeing, this 3-hour webinar is designed to help with the development of your peer mentoring project. It explores the motivations for volunteering, the process of peer mentoring and the matching process as well as clarifying the mutual responsibilities and benefits that make it work so well.

Be part of the solution

With a perfect blend of theory and practical skills that you can use with young people.


This training consists of real-time sessions & techniques, discussion groups and opportunities to practice and network with each other.



  • Understand what peer mentoring is and the mutual benefits of peer mentoring to both the mentor and mentee
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of peer mentors and the adults that will be supporting them
  • Investigate the training and support required for young people to become peer mentors 
  • Identify boundary and confidentiality issues to keep mentors and mentees safe 
  • Offer a framework for the development of a peer-mentoring scheme

A must for any teacher, youth worker, parent or carer​


Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:

• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Headteacher
• Assistant Head
• Social Worker
• Nurse
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers

This training can be linked to your continued professional development CPD and is a great way to network with other professionals

Your Facilitator

Vanessa Rogers is a nationally acclaimed youth work trainer and author with experience of managing a wide range of services for young people (11-25), including early intervention, youth offending and targeted services. She is best known for creating practice-based educational resources for youth workers and teachers, published worldwide by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Vanessa creates creative ways to engage young people in learning about traditionally emotive topics including relationships and sex (RSE), pornography and peer domestic abuse to develop the life skills to make healthy, positive choices. 


She continues to work with young people across the UK on a commissioned basis, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and sits on the council for the Institute for Youth Work (IYW).

Training is highly participatory and interactive.

Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development


May 7, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
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