This toolkit is a resource aimed at supporting agencies to implement and evaluate peer-based programs for young people using good practice guidelines.

Who created it?

The My-Peer Toolkit was developed by the Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

Who is it for?

The toolkit contains information for practitioners who are either interested in starting a peer-based youth program or are currently running one and would like ideas and support to improve its implementation and evaluation.

While any agency or individual may use this resource those that will likely find it most relevant are those working in early intervention mental health programs with young people.

How do I use it?

Use the menus at the top and on the right to navigate through the content. Additional resources are available for download throughout the site.

What is in the toolkit?

The toolkit is divided up into five main areas:


This section contains information on the following:


This section includes factors to consider prior to implementing a peer-based program including:


This section includes guidelines and suggestions for developing peer-based programs including:


This section defines what monitoring and evaluation are including ethical and practical considerations and case studies of evaluation strategies trialled by agencies involved in the My-Peer project. These all sit within the evaluation framework especially developed for the My-Peer Toolkit.


This section includes a selection of downloadable tools for program planning and evaluation and participant evaluation with instructions for their use.

Give Us Feedback

The My-Peer team welcome your feedback on the resource. Please contact us if you have any comments or questions.