The Peer Sexuality Support Programme (PSSP) is a school based programme which is delivered in secondary schools throughout the Auckland region and is about helping students to be able to make informed decisions about their own sexual health.
PSSP aims to formalise already existing networks through training students to work in a support and referral role with their peers. The training involves a five day experiential, residential hui in which students explore their own attitudes and values in relation to sexuality and sexual health as well as those of others. They do this through workshop presentations on a range of topics where the students are provided with accurate information and access to resources which they can then use to assist others in their communities when they return to school.
The delivery of PSSP in school communities is youth lead and run. Therefore, the youth leaders within schools work alongside school staff and ASHS staff to identify and design health promotions or initiatives to meet their specific school community needs.