Training & consultancy
The services outlined below are offered by Mentor in order to support professionals in ensuring young people develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to overcome challenges and risks they may face and enable them to develop into resilient adults.
We work with Local Authorities, councillors and commissioners, health and social workers, support groups, schools and youth workers to deliver evidence-based prevention services and education. We also provide consultancy services to agencies across the UK around the role of prevention in services and setting up effective education programmes.
If you would like more information about how Mentor might help your school or organisation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get in touch.
Mentor Training & Consultancy Services
Ensuring high quality alcohol and drug education and prevention nationwide
We are pleased to offer a range of services to support schools and other education settings, service providers and local authorities to further contribute to young people's personal development, through social and emotional learning and life-skills education.
The services we offer are designed to support national, regional and/or local needs, to ensure that effective and interlinked preventive systems are in place in the community.
These services are suitable for:
- Schools and other educational institutions
- External service providers*
- Local Authorities
* particularly those delivering alcohol and drug education and prevention interventions in educational settings
These services are complementary and, when used in combination, could offer a flexible, locally coordinated response to developing effective preventative systems. To find out more about the importance of building a supportive community of prevention services, click here.
As part of these services, Mentor can also offer bespoke input from our Youth Panel in order to youth-proof your alcohol and drug policy or services. Our youth panel is made up of a range of young people from different backgrounds who are skilled in providing advice, input or feedback on specific issues. This can either be remotely, via focus groups or on a one-to-one basis.
Examples of Mentor's services in action
2015 - 2016: Alcohol and drug education in Brighton and Hove
In 2015, Mentor was commissioned to evaluate the provision of alcohol and drug education within the Brighton and Hove area, encompassing both the resources offered to schools through the local authority, as well as how schools are supported to deliver an evidence based curriculum.
The review encompassed a range of data collection methods to inform recommendations, including pupil focus groups, surveys of PSHE co-ordinators, teachers, and parents, in-depth meetings with PSHE co-ordinators and discussions with wider school support services.
"We have found Mentor staff and consultants to be professional, knowledgeable and highly committed to ensuring that children and young people get the best possible drug, alcohol and tobacco education. Most importantly Mentor understood the challenges faced by schools and local authorities and built relationships with colleagues in schools quickly that led to open and honest conversations between Mentor and teachers and Mentor and young people. Mentor have acknowledged the good practice we have in place and provided practical recommendations that we are already acting on."
- Sam Beal, Partnership Adviser: Health & Wellbeing for Brighton and Hove