Measuring success

Some example measures of success and tools to measure success for peer support programs are provided. You may find these a useful starting point for measuring the success of your program.

Process measures • Number/profile of young people who are involved
• Number of peer support leaders recruited
• Number of sessions/events
• Length/duration of peer relationship
• Number of participants that return as peer support leaders
• Number of partners involved in the peer support program.
Impact/Outcome measures • Effectiveness of peer relationship
• Satisfaction
• Community connection and cohesion
• Impact on young person:
o Increase in awareness of AOD harms
o Change in behaviour, attitude, skills or knowledge
o Levels of self-confidence
o How isolated young people feel
o Increase in positive peer relationships
o How motivated they feel
o Increase in school attendance
o Improved academic performance
• Impact on peer leader
o Increase in self-confidence
o Developing leadership skills
o Increase awareness of AOD harms
o Improved communication and problem-solving skills.
Tools to measure success • Feedback sheets or questionnaires (pre and post)
• Focus groups
• Interviews
• Surveys
• Document analysis (e.g. meeting minutes)
• Partnerships analysis
• Local population health data (e.g. community survey data)
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