CEO Blog

Back to school and looking ahead

Mentor CEO Michael O'Toole reflects on Mentor's recent achievements and looks ahead to an exciting year to come.

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Policy

New Government Stats Show Use of New Psychoactive Substances “Significantly” Reduced

The Crime Survey Figures for England and Wales (CSEW) were released yesterday and showed good indications of big falls in NPS use.

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Press Release

Mentor Launches Its Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2017-2022

Mentor launches its Five Year Strategic Plan setting out clearly its "life-course approach to prevention" which can be shown to be the most effective way of preventing harms to young people from alcohol and other drugs.

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Policy

New Tobacco Control Plan puts ‘Prevention First’ to achieve “smokefree generation”

The Department of Health published its new Tobacco Control Plan on Tuesday 18 July, outlining the government's ambitious plans to create a "smokefree generation".

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Press Release

New Drugs Strategy puts prevention at its centre

The government’s new national drug strategy, published today, puts prevention "front and centre", signalling a measurable shift towards evidence-based drugs education and away from 'scare tactics'.

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News

Thousands of children are living with adults in treatment for alcohol or drugs

A shocking report from the Children's Commissioner reveals millions of children in England are living vulnerable or high risk lives.

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Fundraising

CBRE team cycling from London to Land’s End for charity

The CBRE team, who cycled from London to Brussels last year, are undertaking another challenge: London to Land's End in three days. The team are cycling to raise money for their chosen charities, Mentor and Plan UK.

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ADEPIS

Global Drug Survey 2017: drug trends that can shape your interventions

The Global Drug Survey 2017 reports on the recreational drug habits of 5,900 people in the UK and 120,000 globally. These are a summary of some of their findings.

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Guest Blog

Guest blog: Tokko Youth Film Project

Mentor have been working with the Interact group at Tokko Youth Space to produce a short film to raise awareness about New Psychoactive Substances. In this blog, Tokko Youth Project Worker Anna Butterworth shares her experiences of working on this project together.

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NPS

Policy blog: The Psychoactive Substances Act one year on

As we approach the first anniversary of the passing into law of the Psychoactive Substances Act, Mentor's Director of Policy and Communications Jeremy Sare reflects on the Act's effectiveness and how much harm to young people has been prevented.

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