Peer Support Leaders
Kranji Secondary School believes that Peer Support Leaders (PSLs) play an important role in the ecosystem of support for students’ mental well-being, as students tend to prefer to first approach their peers when they face challenges. Hence, it is vital to ensure that the selection of PSLs is stringent and rigorous.
2021 CNA feature on Peer Support in KSS“Mental health support for youths in and outside schools will be bolstered in the coming year, with peer support and digital resources set to play a key role. Cheryl Goh with more.”
Watch the video here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/watch/peer-support-tech-play-key-role-youth-mental-health-video-2389001
Qualities that a PSL should possess
|Kranji School Values||Checklist of Qualities |
|Compassion||5. Good encourager|
6. Empathises with others
8. Sincere and genuine when helping
|Passion For Learning|
Roles and responsibilities of a PSL
Fostering Bonds & Belonging to the School Community
Providing Practical Help & Social-Emotional Support
Influencing Mindsets & Behaviours, Advocating for Well-being & Role-modelling Good Character
Selection of PSLs
Each class will have a minimum of two PSLs (one male and one female). Students who are interested in being a PSL will be required to submit a self-nomination form comprising of the checklist of qualities. Class mentors and peers can also nominate potential PSLs. Once confirmed, PSLs will undergo regular trainings and meetings to support them in their role.