Welcome to the Heroes Journey
The Heroes Journey is an innovative and transformative peer mentoring programme meticulously designed by humanutopia to empower young people and foster a trauma-informed school environment where every child is seen, heard, and supported.
At the heart of our Heroes Journey lies the vision of nurturing resilient, compassionate and empowered young leaders equipped to address the intricate dynamics among their peers. This programme is intricately woven with elements that facilitate a deepened understanding of the peer mentoring role in trauma-informed schools.
Peer mentoring has proven to be a pivotal cornerstone in the evolution of trauma-informed schools. Young people, equipped with understanding and empathy, become instrumental pillars of support for their peers. They are not just bystanders but active participants in creating a nurturing environment where students thrive despite the adversities they face.
In this immersive programme, two distinct year groups embark on a profound journey of mutual growth, learning, and empowerment. Under the guidance of our experienced facilitators, student heroes explore the realms of self-discovery, communication mastery, and empathetic engagement. They are immersed in real-life scenarios, where they hone their skills and become beacons of support and inspiration.
Heroes Training helps the volunteer heroes discover the skills they will need to help make a difference to themselves and other people. We initially look at influencing factors and what attributes they will need to become successful. They will gain confidence in speaking in small groups, 1:1 etc.
We provide all resources for the heroes to help in tutor time, ongoing mentoring and, for example, running assemblies.