News and blog

Invitation to tender: ADEPIS research

Dec. 8, 2016

[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. 

'Just Say No' to bad practice

Nov. 3, 2016

[MENTOR NEWS] 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.

Kinship Families' Views on Education: Scottish Government Review

Oct. 12, 2016

[SCOTLAND] 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.

Kinship Mentoring Programme

Sept. 23, 2016

[SCOTLAND] 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.

Scottish Kinship Care Advisory Group

Sept. 23, 2016

[SCOTLAND] 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.