DECIPHer Impact Ltd

Decipher Impact Ltd has been set up to roll out and disseminate health related programmes from the university. The first such programme is DECIPHer ASSIST, a smoking prevention intervention which aims to reduce adolescent smoking prevalence. DECIPHer-ASSIST encourages new norms of smoking behaviour by training influential Year 8 students to work as ‘peer educators’. Peer educators are trained and supported to have informal conversations with other Year 8 students about the risks of smoking and the benefits of being smoke-free.