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 cycle 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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Evidence

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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Programmes

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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Kinship care

Kinship Care Week guest blog: Frances Rowan

Frances Rowan and her husband took on the care of her cousin's two daughters in May 2016. This week, Frances shares her experience of becoming a kinship carer and some advice for new kinship carers.

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Press Release

Melanie Onn shows support for Mentor’s Kinship Care Week

Melanie Onn MP has lent her support to Mentor's Kinship Care Week, shining a light on the dedication and commitment of the thousands of kinship carers who give children and young people a safe, loving and stable home.

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Kinship care

Kinship Care Week guest blog: Melanie Onn MP

Melanie Onn, Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby, was raised by her great aunt from the age of seven. In this guest blog, she shares her experience of growing up in kinship care.

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