The UK's leading public health bodies have issued a report recommending, among other measures, that all children and young people learn about drugs in school through personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) education.
My comments on the Taking a New Line on Drugs report and a look at the potential for prevention to have a more prominent role within the UK's approach to drugs misuse.
Better understanding why very young people start drinking has been a recent focus for the team at the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at University College London. In this blog, lead researcher Yvonne Kelly shares her team's work investigating underage drinking.
UNODC has launched 'Listen First', an international campaign for science-based drug prevention which aims to raise awareness around listening to children and youth as the first step to help them grow into healthy and safe adults.
On October 19, The Alcohol Education Trust and Mentor are bringing together a group of experts to showcase evidence-based and effective good practice at the National Alcohol and Drugs Education Conference.
The Scottish Government has funded kinship care information, advice and support services for several years. During that time, there have been a number of changes for kinship care families across Scotland, which mean that their support needs may have changed too.
Mentor is currently inviting offers from organisations to support the delivery of the Young People's Advisory Panel (YPAP) in England.
Mentor responds to an informed debate in the House of Lords on Monday 11 April on the issue of drug misuse, education and prevention. The debate highlighted the growing importance of drug policy to members of both Houses, and of evidence-based education and prevention measures.
Mentor's efforts to promote holistic approach to education and prevention have been acknowledged by international delegates at the UNODC global conference held in Vienna on 14-22 March 2016. Mentor was invited to take part in an expert panel, presenting our work on protecting young people from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) use.