Education

Prevention and harm reduction: part of a consistent approach to substance use in young people

Read our third #LetsTalkPrevention guest blog by Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Misuse at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Education

Prevention: A PSHE Perspective

In our second #LetsTalkPrevention guest blog, Mentor-ADEPIS associate John Rees writes about how much further we still have to go when it comes to high-quality health education in schools.

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Education

Parents and Prevention

As part of #LetsTalkPrevention, Fiona Spargo-Mabbs reflects on the work of the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation and how important it is for parents to be informed when it comes to preventing harm to young people from drugs and alcohol.

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Education

Real-Life Skills: Lessons from Blackpool

We reflect on our RLS pilot as it comes to a close

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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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Education

Developing a school-wide culture of good behaviour

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.

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Education

Government Moves Closer to Compulsory Alcohol and Drugs Education for Schools

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.

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Education

Guest blog: Common experiences of youth in cross-cultural prevention settings

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.

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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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