News and blog

'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.

Unplugged case study published

Aug. 31, 2016

[MENTOR NEWS] 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'.

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

Aug. 24, 2016

[GUEST BLOG] 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.