“I have heard excellent reports back from the training – everyone got a lot out of the event and really I have never heard staff praise a training session so much.”

Tobacco Control Manager, Dumfries and Galloway

“I understand and care more about other people.”
“I feel more confident.”
“I’ve got more knowledge about smoking and health.”
“I’ve learned to listen to others.”
“I’m more able to contribute ideas.”

Young people – peer supporters in South Gloucestershire

“The academy embarked upon the Decipher-Assist programme this school year and the 40 peer selected students really threw themselves into the initiative. They really enjoyed the input from the trainers and gained quite a lot in the way of self-confidence and self-assurance that will stand them in good stead for the future. The factual information given to the students was eye-opening for both the students and the staff who were involved and I know that many of the students who have parents who smoke have been throwing facts at them in order to encourage them to stop.

I would be happy to recommend the initiative to other schools and would consider a continuation of the programme next year.”

Head of Year 8, Rochdale

“I had a wonderful time at the training, definitely the best training I have ever attended.”

ASSIST Trainer, Tayside

“We have found the programme to be a valuable tool to be able to engage young people in a fun, informative and innovative way. Schools have seen the real changes in young people’s attitudes and have found pupils to be more productive as a result. Many of the contact teachers have commented that the process is easy and much of the burden of organising an education trip is taken away. Peer Supporters have also commented on improving their confidence and team work skills as well as enjoying the role of ambassador for the school.

The support and guidance from the Decipher Impact team has been fantastic. They are of high quality and information and requests are answered promptly and professionally making the experience of back office a pleasant one. We have every intention to continue to deliver this vital programme for the foreseeable future.”

Peer Education Coordinator, Tower Hamlets

“Best 3 days training I’ve ever had – thank you so much!”

Health Improvement Practitioner, Stoke-on-Trent

“Just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic training. I really enjoyed it, learned a lot, laughed a lot and realised how much more I could do! It’s great to have started working with students so quickly.”

Trainer, Guernsey

“Thank you for your email and for the amazing training you delivered last week. I would even go as far to say that it was the best training I’ve ever been to. Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot! Thank you!”

Health Improvement Practitioner, Camden

“Just to say thank you for the brilliant Train the Trainers course that you led and I attended last week. It was superb – exhausting, stimulating, interesting and innovative – loving your work!”

Trainer, Cardiff

“Can I thank all of you for the training delivered over the past few days. It was a superb venue with exciting and snappy activities to keep the students engaged and prepared for being peer supporters. I know they enjoyed the days and are looking forward to getting stuck in back here at school, so my thanks again.”

Teacher, Stoke-on-Trent