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.

Read more >


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.

Read more >


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.

Read more >


Kinship care

Kinship Families’ Views on Education: Scottish Government Review

The Scottish Government are carrying out a consultation on how education is run: who should make decisions about the education of children and young people and how can funding of education be made fairer. They want to hear views from every part of Scotland, and have asked Mentor to share this review with parents and carers, and children and young people, especially those in kinship care.

Read more >


Press Release

Leading drug education charities, Angelus and Mentor, to merge

London: Two of the UK's leading drugs education charities have announced they are to merge.

Read more >


Kinship care

Kinship Mentoring Programme

Having supported kinship carers for a number of years, we can clearly see that while they have been through the mill and face continuous struggles they are an inspiration. They have many hidden talents and their experiences and learning is in abundance. That is why we feel that they are the best people to support other kinship carers within their community.

Read more >


Kinship care

Scottish Kinship Care Advisory Group

We at Mentor are looking to form an advisory group of kinship carers from across Scotland to help feed into developments of kinship care work going forward, locally and nationally. We feel it is important that we listen to the needs and experiences of kinship carers and support them to have a voice within the community and with the Scottish Government.

Read more >


Fundraising

CBRE team complete London-Brussels charity bike ride

A team of cyclists from CBRE GWS recently completed a charity bike ride from London to Brussels.

Read more >


Research

Unplugged case study published

Community Links, a London-based charity working to support local families, young people and adults, has published a case study of Unplugged as an example of an 'early action success story'.

Read more >


Education

Guest blog: Common experiences of youth in cross-cultural prevention settings

Ian Macdonald, a PSHE specialist and a consultant for Mentor-ADEPIS, recently delivered alcohol and drug education sessions to groups of young people visiting the UK from Egypt. Here, Ian reflects on the experience and what he learned about the common factors that impact education and prevention across different cultural settings.

Read more >