The Blurt Peer Project
The Blurt Peer Project, supported by the Aviva Community Fund, is a groundbreaking, peer-led project focused on improving the mental health of young people aged 5-24, equipping them with essential tools to ultimately achieve happier, healthier and fulfilled lives.
We’ll be collaborating with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, sixth forms and universities from the get-go; at every stage of development and delivery, we’ll co-produce the content with young people.
"Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful." - Shery Mead, 2003
Empowering Young People
Young people have a valuable perspective, infectious effervescence and ideas in plentiful supply.
We have lofty plans for the project, spurred on by what we’re hearing from young people and from the people around them; there’s a shared passion to improve understanding and increase awareness of mental health.
Young people are the future and their experiences, ideas and feedback will play a vital role in helping the project to evolve – this is extremely important to us, that we’re empowering young people who in turn will empower, encourage and educate others. It is all about young people sharing knowledge, information and ideas with other young people to promote wellbeing and achieve better health and education outcomes.
We’ll continue to work with young people in every aspect of this project and the delivery will be unique to each educational setting as we value the differing experience and viewpoints each peer leader will bring.
"We teach best what we most need to learn." - Richard Bach