There are many different ways to engage in peer education from getting to know the topic and resources, through to advanced level peer education. Follow the path and examples below to find out where you are and where to go next.
Here we answer some of those important peer education questions.
The interactive diagram shows you a peer education pathway. It starts at pre-entry level and advances to full peer programme delivery.
The links show you different examples from real groups that have been working with these resources in different settings and locations.
The important thing to remember is you don't have to be perfect, you just have to be willing to try it out.
Before embarking on any peer education programme, it is important that workers are familiar with the resources and know about the topic. This leads to first testing out the activities with your target group.
At this stage it is important to identify your peer education group members. It helps if they have authentic experience of the topic.
Group members can have different roles and work with you regularly or from time to time. It is important they are signed up to the purpose of peer-led delivery.
Now your group is developing through training and supported delivery sessions. Individuals will take on different roles such as warm up exercises, discussion topics, activities, presentations and case studies. They might also share examples from their own lives.
Your group is now experienced at delivering peer education sessions and can take on more responsibility. They will be confident in facilitating activities and know the subject well. They may lead short inputs with young people or support longer, more in-depth programmes.