Growing resilience and wellbeing in our communities

National and international evidence confirms that young people often turn to their peers for support in difficult times, before they turn to parents, counsellors or school staff.

Kids Helpline developed the Peer Skills program in 1994 in response to this evidence and the knowledge that 12% of calls to its telephone counselling service were from young people concerned about their friends.

The Peer Skills (two-day) Workshop is designed to acknowledge and build on young people’s natural skills and help them to more confidently and effectively help themselves and their peers with some of the issues that challenge them on a daily basis as well as in times of crisis. 

Peer Skills implementation provides skills, knowledge and strategies to help young people to develop self-understanding and effective supportive relationships. Peer Skills strives to improve the wellbeing of young people by increasing skills that; support respectful engagement with each other, families and communities; build capacity to cope and empower young people to confidently and compassionately support others.

We believe in the worth of young people and their capacity for effective engagement with each other, family and community.


Access the Peer Skills portal


More information


What Peer Skills can do for your school
Peer Skills Workshops
About Peer Skills facilitator training
School testimonials and case studies


Up and coming facilitator training dates

Peer Skills Facilitator (2 day) training – Mackay, Queensland

Day 1 – Tuesday 30th April 2019 (9.00am to 4.00pm)
Day 2 – Wednesday 1st May 2019 (9.00am to 4.00pm)

Location: Department of Communities, 44 Nelson St, Mackay, QLD

Peer Skills Facilitator Training PDF (Peer Skills Facilitator Training)
Peer Skills Facilitator Training Registration Form (Registration Form)


Register Peer Skills Workshops at your school

If you are a Peer Skills facilitator or would like to register a workshop on behalf of an approved facilitator then get in touch.

Complete the Registration and Resource Order Form and email or post it to us (the contact details are on the form). We will then have a record of your workshop with all the relevant details which we will add to our database. The resources (booklets and badges) that you require will be posted once payment has been made. The costs are outlined on the form.

Registration and Resource Order Form

Francesca Lejeune
Peer Skills
PO Box 468 Annerley Queensland 4103

Phone 07 3363 2270 | Mobile 0439 870 117


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