Preventing harm. Protecting young people.

Mentor is the UK's leading charity working to prevent alcohol and drug misuse among children and young people.

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Our mission

To promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people in order to prevent alcohol and drug misuse.

Our approach

We focus on ensuring young people have the right support at the right time as they are growing up. We invest in finding out what works and then share those findings with anyone who might find them useful. By working this way we are working towards a day when every child will have the skills and self-confidence to thrive, regardless of the challenges they might face.


Thanks to the work of Mentor and organisations like us, the number of young people drinking, smoking or trying illicit drugs has plummeted over the last decade. It is something we’re hugely proud of.  Yet, for the most vulnerable communities the picture is very different. Drug and alcohol misuse continues to destroy the lives of young people and their families. We work directly with young people, giving them the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to tackle the challenges they face and go on to fulfil their potential. But we can’t do it without your support.

Donate today and help transform young people’s lives. Thank you.

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