Mentor News

Mentor Youth Panel recruitment begins

Mentor are recruiting passionate 16-24 year olds to form a panel of youth advisors.

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Education

Government Moves Closer to Compulsory Alcohol and Drugs Education for Schools

Mentor welcomes the Government's announcement to make Relationships and Sex Education a statutory requirement in all schools in England along with the intent to broaden statutory PSHE education.

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Kinship care

Mentor publishes Kinship Care Guide 3rd edition

Mentor is delighted to announce the publication of the third edition of its Kinship Care Guide. The Guide was first published in 2009 and has since become a vital resource for both kinship carers and professionals, providing a definitive account of responsibilities, legal rights, financial rights and support for kinship carers in Scotland.

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Press Release

Louise Cattell Memorial Gig in Aid of Mentor UK

A memorial gig is being held on 2 March, at Nambucca, Upper Islington for Louise Cattell who died exactly six years ago in March 2011. The proceeds for the event will fund work progammes for the drugs and alcohol prevention charity Mentor UK.

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Mentor News

New year, new challenge: take part in Dry January

Mentor supports Dry January as an opportunity to make healthier choices, and we encourage our supporters to take on the challenge and help raise awareness and funds for Mentor.

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Press Release

Reports Show Fewer Children Drinking and Prevention Education Working

A recently published report by the Scottish Government showed that prevention education focussing on a life course approach can be effective in changing children’s outlook to alcohol and drugs.

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Research

Invitation to tender: ADEPIS research

Having recently secured funding for an additional three years of the Alcohol and Drugs Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS), Mentor are currently looking for research professionals to help us strengthen the ADEPIS platform by evaluating services provided from 2013-present, in order to inform the delivery of future activities.

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Policy

Guest blog: Banning psychoactive substances is not enough, we need education too

Lisa Lione, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and a member of Mentor's Expert Advisory Panel, published this article in the British Pharmacological Society journal Pharmacology Matters in November 2016. It is shared here with permission.

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Mentor News

Mentor and Angelus celebrate merger at House of Lords event

On 17 November Lord Benjamin Mancroft invited friends and supporters of the two leading drug prevention charities, Mentor UK and Angelus, to an event at the House of Lords to celebrate their merger.

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Mentor News

‘Just Say No’ to bad practice

The National Alcohol and Drugs Education Conference 2016, hosted by Mentor and The Alcohol Education Trust at Middlesex University London on October 19, highlighted best practice for evidence-based alcohol and drug prevention.

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