Read our third #LetsTalkPrevention guest blog by Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Misuse at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University.
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.
Pupils who are healthier, more confident and happier to take risks perform better in school, according to a new evidence review.
Leading behaviour expert Tom Bennett is calling on the government to make changes to the way that schools tackle behaviour in a new DfE-commissioned report that also calls on the government to collect behaviour data to allow schools to be compared.
Mentor welcomes the Government's announcement to make Relationships and Sex Education a statutory requirement in all schools in England along with the intent to broaden statutory PSHE education.
Ian Macdonald, a PSHE specialist and a consultant for Mentor-ADEPIS, recently delivered alcohol and drug education sessions to groups of young people visiting the UK from Egypt. Here, Ian reflects on the experience and what he learned about the common factors that impact education and prevention across different cultural settings.
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.