Project Phoenix- Engaging students in the design and delivery Psycho Education in a School Context



This case study will discuss the engagement of undergraduate students studying Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counselling (PPC) at one university, in a project designed to bring psychoeducation into a school context. Project Phoenix involved students in the session design, and delivery, of six psychoeducation sessions delivered to school age children. Mental health awareness in schools and universities has become increasingly topical, making this project extremely timely. We present reflections from both a student and a staff perspective and propose CASE: Confidence, Apply skills, Supportive and safe environment and Employability skills development, as an approach to engage students. This case study will discuss the process of engaging students in the process of designing and delivering the sessions and reflects on the project incorporating student and staff voice.



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Author Biographies

Julie Prescott, university of Law

Julie Prescott is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Bolton. Julie’s current research focuses on the intersection of technology and health/mental health, how people gain support and use online technologies for their health and mental health support.

Chathurika Kannangara, University of Bolton

Chathurika Kannangara is Assistant Teaching Professor in Psychology at the University of Bolton. Chathurika’ s research focuses on student wellbeing, engagement and success.  


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How to Cite

Prescott, J., & Kannangara, C. . (2023). Project Phoenix- Engaging students in the design and delivery Psycho Education in a School Context. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 4(3), 150–162. Retrieved from



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