Peer Education – changing the world one girl at a time!

What is Peer Education?

Peer educators are 14-25 year olds who help Brownies, Guides and Rangers explore important topics. We train our young members to lead fun and interactive sessions on important topics. We ask girls what issues they want to talk about and create resources that are relevant to them, for example on mental well-being and body confidence. As young people, Peer Educators use their own experience to bring the subject to life. Peer educators run fun, safe and challenging sessions which we develop with expert partners.

What are the topics for Peer Education sessions?

  • Think Resilient - gives girls the tools to build their mental well-being. Developed with YoungMinds.
  • Free Being Me – grows girls' body confidence and self-esteem. Developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
  • Breaking Free - gives girls the tools to challenge gender stereotypes. Developed with expert academics, CEOs and charities.
  • Healthy Relationships – helps Brownies to be good and safe friends, and helps Guides, Rangers and Inspire to tell whether a romantic relationship is healthy. Developed with AVA and Women's Aid
  • Youth Health – empowers Guides and Rangers to make their own decisions about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex. Developed with the Department of Health.
  • More new topics are also released regularly!

Most of our BGO Peer Educators are trained to deliver Think Resilient sessions but can also deliver Free Being Me sessions. Arranging a session on one of the other topics may be slightly more difficult but please do get in touch with any session requests and we will do our best to accommodate your unit’s needs.

Where are BGO Peer Educators currently based?

  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • The Hague
  • Munich
  • Lanzarote
  • Dubai
  • Muscat
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore

How can I book a Peer Education session for my unit?

To book a Peer education session please contact Emma, the BGO Peer Education Coordinator at this address.

How can I train to become a Peer Educator?

To find out more about what it’s like to be a Peer Educator and whether the role might be right for you, have a go at the Peer Education e-learning. To find out more about how to become a Peer Educator visit this webpage and feel free to contact Emma, the BGO Peer Education Coordinator.

Who is the BGO Peer Education Coordinator?

Emma Plant

Hi! I’m Emma and my role is to support all the Peer Educators in British Girlguiding Overseas, organise Peer Educator trainings and represent British Girlguiding Overseas at national Peer Education meetings. I’ve been guiding since I joined Rainbows when I was five and have volunteered with all of the sections over the years. I joined British Girlguiding Overseas more recently when I lived in Singapore in 2017. I volunteered at a Rainbow unit there and then ran some Peer Education sessions in Singapore and in Kuala Lumpur. Since then I have taken up this role as Peer Education Coordinator and run sessions in more British Girlguiding Overseas locations as well as organising and running a training for 20 new British Girlguiding Overseas Peer Educators. My role is to support those Peer Educators and continue to provide training opportunities as well as to answer any queries anyone has about Peer Education - so please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions!

Where can I find out more about Peer Education?

Visit the Girlguiding Website