CEO Blog

CEO Blog – I’ve never been anyone’s favourite

New CEO Boris Pomroy recently visited Mentor’s Breaking Out project at HM Polmont YOI, where he met Jon, a 19 year-old offender.

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News

Mentor-ADEPIS Website Redesign to Tender

We are currently looking to redesign the Mentor-ADEPIS website. Deadline for proposal submission: Tuesday 5th June

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News

Our CEO’s speech to Inside Government’s ‘Working in Partnership to Tackle Drug Misuse’ forum

On the 9th May our Chief Executive, Michael O'Toole, presented to the Inside Government forum on 'Working in Partnership to tackle Drug Misuse. His speech considered how to integrate effective drugs prevention into schools as part of a holistic, system approach to prevention.

The talk covered what works in effective drugs education and outlined Michael's vision for a model of good drug education.

You can see the presentation below:

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News

EMCDDA releases report on European environmental prevention measures to limit unhealthy and risky substance use behaviours

There is a growing recognition of the important role environmental factors play in health-related behaviour. Traditional substance use prevention approaches in Europe have predominantly focused on warning or informing about the risks of use or on skills-based interventions. In contrast, environmental prevention policies aim to limit unhealthy behaviours by changing the environment in ways which influence people’s substance use choices.

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Kinship care

Mentor & Big Hearts Men’s Kinship Care Group (Edinburgh)

Mentor and Big Hearts have renewed their Men’s Kinship Care Group for 2018.

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News

Almost 50% of children are trying alcohol before age 14

A report published today by the UCL Institute of Education revealed insights into parents' attitudes towards their children drinking alcohol.

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Education

Alcohol and drug education in 2017: our findings

A new report from Mentor-ADEPIS indicates that little has changed in the thinking of schools, students or other stakeholders since previous evaluations starting in 2013. The report contains several findings that are consistent with previous reports, as well as additional insights from young people.

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Education

Tes: PSHE lessons improve pupils’ grades, study finds

Pupils who are healthier, more confident and happier to take risks perform better in school, according to a new evidence review.

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Mentor News

ParentZone Q&A with Maryon Stuart

Maryon Stewart, founder of Angelus (which merged with Mentor UK in 2016), shares her advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances with Parent Info.

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