Funded by The Big Lottery for three years, Chilypep developed and delivered a peer mentoring project in partnership with the Pam Allen from the Sheffield CAMHS early intervention and prevention training team. The aim of the project was for young people to support other young people around issues that were important to them.

Peer research carried out by Chilypep had highlighted the need for additional support for young people and showed that if young people had someone of a similar age and background to talk to they were less likely to feel intimidated or embarrassed talking about their issues and concerns.

The programme focused on building resilience around Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing, and supporting young people with a range of issues and concerns from self harming and eating disorders, to family breakdown and bereavement.

Young people gained knowledge and skills through an extensive but informal and fun training programme, developed in partnership with young people and delivered trainers from Chilypep and CAMHS.