Building resilience in order to prevent alcohol & drug misuse

Mentor is the UK's authoritative voice in preventing the misuse of alcohol and drugs among children and young people.

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Welcome to Mentor UK

Our mission:

vision.png To promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people in order to prevent alcohol and drug misuse. Read more

Our approach:

stod-oss.png We believe the best strategy for supporting the immediate and long-term wellbeing of children and young people is through a life-course approach to prevention. Read more


On 1 October 2016 Angelus merged with Mentor, the drugs and alcohol prevention charity for young people.

The merger enables us to bring Angelus' work as the only UK charity concentrating on new and emerging drugs into Mentor's new and existing programmes. 

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What we do:


Mentor runs evidence-based programmes in a variety of settings for different groups of young people, as well as the adults in their lives. We run programmes both independently and in partnership with organisations across England and Scotland.

Research and Evidence

Building our evidence base of 'what works' in prevention is vital to ensuring our work is effective, and underpins all that we do. Mentor developed ADEPIS, the leading source of alcohol and drug education resources for schools, and now maintains the CAYT repository of impact studies of evidence-based programmes. See more examples of our research here.


As the UK's leading voice in drug and alcohol prevention, we often contribute to or are referenced in drug and alcohol policies in the UK. We also conduct policy analysis and research, which informs our blogs, and lead national campaigns. Read about UK drugs policy and our campaigns here.

Parents and carers

Access information and advice on how to support young people

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Teachers and practitioners

Information and resources for alcohol and drug education and prevention

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Resources and tools

Access resources, toolkits and briefing papers about alcohol and drug prevention

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Mentor Scotland

View our Scotland programmes and access information for Scottish kinship carers.

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News and blog

Access the latest sector news and programme updates from Mentor

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Angelus and Mentor

On October 1st 2016 Angelus Foundation and Mentor UK merged.

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