Research

Mentor joins expert panel at UNODC global conference

Mentor's efforts to promote holistic approach to education and prevention have been acknowledged by international delegates at the UNODC global conference held in Vienna on 14-22 March 2016. Mentor was invited to take part in an expert panel, presenting our work on protecting young people from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) use.

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Policy

Mentor welcomes new crime prevention strategy

Mentor welcomes the Home Office's new Crime Prevention Strategy, which encourages an evidence-based approach to alcohol and drug education and quality PSHE education as preventive measures against criminal activity.

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Education

The growing role of Mentor-ADEPIS in education and prevention

Mentor celebrates the expansion of Mentor-ADEPIS' reach over the past three years while recognising the work still to be done, particularly in terms of influencing school practice across the UK. As Mentor continues to develop its research base and services, Mentor-ADEPIS will serve an increasingly important role as a leading source of evidence-based guidance and resources for alcohol and drug prevention and education.

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Programmes

Reflections on the Unplugged UK training

With the delivery of the Unplugged UK pilot now well underway, we are keen to share the experiences of our team and participants in the recent training sessions.

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Programmes

Mentor to help develop gambling education pilot

Mentor will be working in partnership with Demos and the PSHE Association to develop a gambling education pilot to be delivered in UK schools.

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Mentor News

Mentor welcomes two new trustees

Mentor is delighted to welcome two new trustees to the board: Kelly Allen, of the Cabinet Office, and Clive Standish, former financial chief of UBS. Read more about them here.

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Mentor News

Run for Team Mentor in 2016

Support Mentor by registering for one of our challenge events for 2016: the British 10k and the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

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Policy

Positive signs of growing political consensus on life-skills approach to prevention

As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy.

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Kinship care

The Hearts of kinship care

Mentor is the lead partner in a new kinship care programme run by Big Hearts Community Trust that seeks to use "the power of the club's crest" to support kinship care families in Edinburgh and beyond. The scheme will run a weekly after-school club for children offering football coaching, music tuition and other activities, and a support group for carers providing information, advice and peer support.

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Research

Mentor-ADEPIS joins expert meeting with UNESCO, UNODC and WHO

We were recently given an exciting opportunity to share examples of good practice from Mentor ADEPIS and contribute to the development of new international guidance at a four-day International Expert Meeting on Substance Use among Children and Young People held in Istanbul by UNESCO, UNODC and WHO.

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