Published on: May 16, 2022
Compass’s Young Peer Wellbeing Champion Coordinator, Lynne Tyler, has presented two workshops to hundreds of school children during an online event run by North Yorkshire County Council.
Lynne, who is currently delivering peer mentor training in person in the Rugby area, ran two workshops for children in North Yorkshire schools.
The first looked at how schools could introduce training and get their own peer wellbeing champions, the benefits and showing examples of how schools have benefited.
The second workshop offered tips on how to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing.
They were run as part of a North Yorkshire County Council schools’ online mental health event, which was attended by 3,800 pupils and over 200 staff from 100 schools.
Lynne said: “There are so many children that have struggled and are struggling because of their emotional well-being and mental health, especially after covid.
“It is so important to be able to show how children can support one another and how good they are at it actually.
And she added: “They are really powerful and children have so much to say and really want to make a difference. The children that have these skills can actually get them the support they need, which is just fantastic.”