News and blog

New Drugs Strategy puts prevention at its centre

July 14, 2017

[PRESS RELEASE] The government’s new national drug strategy, published today, puts prevention "front and centre", signalling a measurable shift towards evidence-based drugs education and away from 'scare tactics'.

Guest blog: Tokko Youth Film Project

May 25, 2017

[GUEST BLOG] Mentor have been working with the Interact group at Tokko Youth Space to produce a short film to raise awareness about New Psychoactive Substances. In this blog, Tokko Youth Project Worker Anna Butterworth shares her experiences of working on this project together.

Policy blog: The Psychoactive Substances Act one year on

May 17, 2017

[NEWS] As we approach the first anniversary of the passing into law of the Psychoactive Substances Act, Mentor's Director of Policy and Communications Jeremy Sare reflects on the Act's effectiveness and how much harm to young people has been prevented.

Kinship Care Week guest blog: Frances Rowan

April 28, 2017

[KINSHIP CARE] Frances Rowan and her husband took on the care of her cousin's two daughters in May 2016. This week, Frances shares her experience of becoming a kinship carer and some advice for new kinship carers.