Programmes

Reflections on the Unplugged UK training

With the delivery of the Unplugged UK pilot now well underway, we are keen to share the experiences of our team and participants in the recent training sessions.

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Programmes

Mentor to help develop gambling education pilot

Mentor will be working in partnership with Demos and the PSHE Association to develop a gambling education pilot to be delivered in UK schools.

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Mentor News

Mentor welcomes two new trustees

Mentor is delighted to welcome two new trustees to the board: Kelly Allen, of the Cabinet Office, and Clive Standish, former financial chief of UBS. Read more about them here.

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Mentor News

Run for Team Mentor in 2016

Support Mentor by registering for one of our challenge events for 2016: the British 10k and the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

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Policy

Positive signs of growing political consensus on life-skills approach to prevention

As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: Five for the Future and Five More for the Future

I recently attended the ACEVO launch of Remaking the State, a landmark report I co-produced in my role as a Commission member. Here, I share my thoughts on prevention spending, and how charities like Mentor can play a much greater and more effective role as part of our public services.

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Kinship care

The Hearts of kinship care

Mentor is the lead partner in a new kinship care programme run by Big Hearts Community Trust that seeks to use "the power of the club's crest" to support kinship care families in Edinburgh and beyond. The scheme will run a weekly after-school club for children offering football coaching, music tuition and other activities, and a support group for carers providing information, advice and peer support.

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CEO Blog

CEO Blog: NPS prevention requires a holistic approach

My reflections on the Home Affairs Committee report into psychoactive substances (New Psychoactive Substances - NPS) and the bill proceeding through parliament, which was published on Friday 23 October. The report highlights the importance of the voluntary sector in working alongside schools and other agencies in response to NPS.

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Research

Mentor-ADEPIS joins expert meeting with UNESCO, UNODC and WHO

We were recently given an exciting opportunity to share examples of good practice from Mentor ADEPIS and contribute to the development of new international guidance at a four-day International Expert Meeting on Substance Use among Children and Young People held in Istanbul by UNESCO, UNODC and WHO.

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Research

“We don’t get taught enough”

The findings from Mentor's recent work on school-based alcohol and drug education have been published by the peer-reviewed international journal, Drugs and Alcohol Today.

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