DRC Generations were invited to take part in forming a strategic partnership with Sleep Scotland Greater Glasgow & Clyde with an aim to develop sleep services in our local area. As part of ongoing research by S3 – S6 Peer Mentors we had identified that social media & gaming were potential addiction issues which may arise in the near future. The Sound Sleep mentoring Programme piloted by Sleep Scotland is a model which closely links with DRC Generations own Model for Peer Education and the potential for this to benefit our young people, their families and communities inthe long term. Staff and Peer Mentors underwent and completed the Sound Sleep Ambassador Course in November 2013. In 2014 this will be introduced within the Peer Education programme as part of transition for the P7 pupils.
If you would like to find out more about our Sound Sleep programme please contact us.
Peer Mentor Role S3 - S6
As our peer educators progress through school they move on to become Peer Mentors to our new Peer recruits. This also creates opportunities for continued learning within our Youth Groups, Intergenerational and research programmes, as well as new experiences as a representative at local, citywide and National events.
Read our Peer mentors stories..
Our Intergenerational programme has developed through our Peer Mentors, over the years they have evolved their S3 – S6 Peer mentoring roles to deliver substance misuse awareness sessions and workshops to youth groups and other schools out with the local area as part of their own transition. During this time they were introduced to The We Step Together (WEST Group) who are adults with learning difficulties. At that time the WEST group were considering researching about alcohol and prescribed medication. With the West Groups consent our Peer Mentors designed and developed six alcohol & drug awareness sessions to meet the groups learning needs. During this period the Peer mentors and West members discovered that they had many things in common: Peer pressure, bullying and a desire to learn from each other to tackle people’s perceptions, remove barriers and raise awareness. This area of work has now progressed to involve all of the young people from our Peer education programme and youth groups. Assisting and supporting West with their Roadshows, events and in turn West assisting and supporting our young people with their annual showcase, events and family activities. Most recently they are researching and developing other joint areas of work: drama, music & our new sleep sound programme.