Project Partners

The My-Peer project and the development of this resource involved the collaboration of many partners and a diverse range of peer-based youth initiatives operating within Australia. In total, seven community youth service providers and 11 peer-based programs were involved in this action research project aiming to identify challenges to program evaluation and to develop and test a range of evaluation approaches that are suitable for peer-based programs.

The programs involved in the My-Peer project included drop-in spaces, peer education programs, after school programs, a youth camp and online youth discussion forums with a focus on positive youth development and early intervention mental health promotion. Target groups of these programs included teenage mothers, same sex attracted youth, youth at risk of depression, suicide or self harm, and socially isolated youth.

Agency partners

The following agencies have been involved in the action research process with the My-Peer project which involved trialling monitoring and evaluation tools.

For information on the programs provided by the My-Peer agency partners please view their respective websites.

Challenger Institute

City of Mandurah Billy Dower Youth Centre

City of Rockingham Youth Services

Freedom Centre

Inspire Foundation

Uniting Care West

Youth Focus

Youth Affairs Council of WA

Research partners

The WA Centre for Health Promotion Research also collaborated with the following research centres:

Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute

National Drug Research Institute

Research Centre in Applied Psychology