Mentor Scotland

We are the Scotland-based branch of Mentor UK

Mentor Scotland works wherever there are young people: in schools, youth projects and with families. Our programmes protect children and young people from alcohol and other drugs by giving them the knowledge, skills and self confidence they need to make healthy choices. We also support parents and carers and help them reinforce positive messages about health and wellbeing at home.

Please click the links below to find out more about our current work.


Bottle Project

The Bottle Project is a peer-led programme that aims to build resilience to risks – particularly alcohol misuse and offending behaviour – and to foster healthy ambition, determination and a sense of community among participants. Click to learn more.

Families Together

Families Together works with 180 families in Scotland to build kinship carers’ emotional resilience and to build a model for local authorities to implement sustainable, evidenced-based interventions. Click to learn more.


Girls Allowed

Girls Allowed works through a combination of group support and peer mentoring within schools and communities. The project is for girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 18. In its Pilot stage the project is due to run across Edinburgh and the Lothians beginning in 2019 and will provide the opportunity for 80 girls to participate each year over the first 3 years. Click to learn more.

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Young STAND Awards

The Young STAND Awards is an innovative awards scheme aimed at recognising and rewarding youth-inclusive projects in Scotland that prevent children and young people from misusing alcohol and other drugs – both now and in their future lives. Click to learn more.


111 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14

Tel: 0131-629-4245