Recently Completed Projects
Mentor runs evidence-based projects on a variety of topics and for different groups of young people, and the adults in their lives. We deliver programmes in England and Scotland, both independently and in partnership with other organisations. See current programmes here.
See below for more information on our most recently completed projects across the UK, including links to project reports and resources.
Please note: some of our recent projects may not have published resources yet; these will be listed here when they become available.
For projects completed before 2012, please see the Archive.
Completed in 2015
Keywords: schools; parental substance use; training
Mentor was commissioned early in 2014 to evaluate M-PACT Plus, a project which involves training and supporting school staff to enable them to identify children affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse.
Keywords: alcohol and drug education; youth; schools; life skills; Europe
Building on the work of the European 'Boys and Girls' video web series, Boys and Girls PLUS aims to raise awareness of drugs and related risks among European young people, as well as provide youth educators with complementary tools to use in drug prevention programmes.
Keywords: kinship care; Scotland
Mentor's report on the needs and experiences of Scottish kinship carers was the first stage in its strategic partnership with government to improve outcomes for children in kinship care.
Keywords: youth engagement; policy; leadership; PSHE
Youth Insight was a two-year project aimed at offering practical support for London-based policy organisations to help them more effectively involve young people in policy development and implementation.
Completed in 2013
Keywords: youth offending; alcohol; public health
This 12-month study, a joint project between Mentor and Alcohol Concern, aimed to research the links between alcohol use and criminal activity amongst young Londoners receiving non-custodial court sentences. Quantitative data from 388 young offenders was analysed and in depth interviews and 16 young men and three young women offenders (average age 16) were interviewed.
Keywords: youth engagement; policy; leadership
LYIP aimed to research effective ways to place young people’s voices at the heart of debates around drug and alcohol prevention. Drawing on Mentor’s extensive experience in youth participation, this ambitious three-year championed the right of young people to be heard and highlighted just how essential it is to listen to the very people we aim to prevent coming to harm from drugs and alcohol.
Completed in 2012
Keywords: youth; drugs; alcohol; anti-social behaviour; risk; technology
Street Talk was a pioneering national partnership between Mentor and Addaction, funded by the Home Office. Over an intensive six-month period, Street Talk trained more than 150 youth workers across England who then screened 2,196 young people and delivered over 800 interventions aiming to reduce alcohol and drug misuse and related anti-social behaviour.
Street Talk used an innovative data capture method – a specially designed Android app integrating screening, evaluation and intervention into one package.
Keywords: alcohol and drug education; policy; research
The Drug Education Forum was funded by the Department of Education between 1995 and 2012 (managed by Mentor from 2005) to inform and improve drug education in England.
Briefing papers [March 2012]:
Archived blog: drugeducationforum.wordpress.com
Completed prior to 2012
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