On the 9th May our Chief Executive, Michael O'Toole, presented to the Inside Government forum on 'Working in Partnership to tackle Drug Misuse. His speech considered how to integrate effective drugs prevention into schools as part of a holistic, system approach to prevention.
The talk covered what works in effective drugs education and outlined Michael's vision for a model of good drug education.
You can see the presentation below:
EMCDDA releases report on European environmental prevention measures to limit unhealthy and risky substance use behaviours
There is a growing recognition of the important role environmental factors play in health-related behaviour. Traditional substance use prevention approaches in Europe have predominantly focused on warning or informing about the risks of use or on skills-based interventions. In contrast, environmental prevention policies aim to limit unhealthy behaviours by changing the environment in ways which influence people’s substance use choices.
Mentor and Big Hearts have renewed their Men’s Kinship Care Group for 2018.
A report published today by the UCL Institute of Education revealed insights into parents' attitudes towards their children drinking alcohol.
A new report from Mentor-ADEPIS indicates that little has changed in the thinking of schools, students or other stakeholders since previous evaluations starting in 2013. The report contains several findings that are consistent with previous reports, as well as additional insights from young people.
Pupils who are healthier, more confident and happier to take risks perform better in school, according to a new evidence review.
Mentor has launched their Quality Mark for Alcohol and Drugs Education, alongside a set of developmental Quality Standards for schools and practitioners which aim improve the quality of alcohol and drug education and prevention in England.
Our new short video about the risks of taking new psychoactive substances (NPS) was developed in conjunction the youth organisation Tokko as part of Project Aware, Mentor’s ongoing NPS awareness work in Luton under the banner of Why Not Find Out.