Jigsaw & Peer Education in Coolmine

September 24, 2015
A group of six students from Coolmine are taking part in the ‘Jigsaw Peer Education Programme’. This involves training young people from local schools to become Peer Educators and to deliver a forty minute workshop “It’s Time to Start Talking for Your Mental Health” to other young people. Taking part in this project involves:
  • Learning about the Jigsaw programmejigsaw
  • Finding out more about mental health and help-seeking behaviours
  • Learning new skills (e.g., presentation, communication skills, etc)
  • Attending several three hour training sessions in Sept/Oct
  • Working with other students to prepare, practice, and deliver peer education sessions
  • Presenting to other students in a school setting