Peer Counselling as an Anti-Bullying Strategy

Peer Counselling as an Anti-Bullying Strategy

Peer counselling is an approach to impacting on bullying in primary and secondary schools by training pupils to be ‘counsellors’. This well proven, highly effective method of impacting on school based bullying is still viewed by some as radical. In this workshop participants are introduced to the key components of successful schemes. Our trainers have first hand experience of setting up school based schemes and sustaining these over time.

Course Category

Peer Support

Description

Peer counselling is an approach to impacting on bullying in primary and secondary schools by training pupils to be ‘Peer Mediators’ or ‘counsellors’. This well proven, highly effective method of impacting on school based bullying is still viewed by some as radical. We can provide training for staff or direct training with students across the age range – typically delivered over 6 short high impact, interactive learning workshops.

For staff training, participants are introduced to the key components of successful schemes. Our trainers have first hand experience of setting up school based schemes and sustaining these over time. Enjoy participating in a multi media workshop that will challenge, entertain and reach for your emotions. Watch young people doing their stuff!

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Learning Objectives

  1. To be able to understand the values and wider context of peer support
  2. To be able to set up and run a peer counselling scheme to reduce bullying
  3. To understand and be able to maximise the power of the peer group in supporting relationships, achievement and behaviour change

Who Is It For ?

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Learning Support and Guidance staff
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Parents
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Community Development workers
  • Early Years and School based Practitioners

Course Content

The course answers the questions :

  • What do you do with major bullying problems in school?
  • Practically how do we go about recruiting and training pupils as counsellors?
  • Will pupils be hurt if we involve them with bullies?

Key Themes covered within the direct student training as well as in the staff development sessions- include:

  • Issues of Confidentiality
  • Welcoming your ‘client’
  • Using active listening skills
  • Using Open and Closed Questions to enable your client to tell you his or her story
  • How to reflect back feelings and how to check you have understood what the client has told you
  • Exploring options for resolving the bullying issue with your client

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Peer Support as an Anti-Bullying Strategy at Local Authority Level

Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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Address

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Mapperley
Nottingham
NG3 6BJ