Mentor Scotland

Mentor Scotland is the Edinburgh-based branch of Mentor UK, and runs programmes to protect children from alcohol and drugs. We give young people knowledge, skills and self confidence and we help parents and carers to reinforce effective messages.

We work in different communities across Scotland, wherever there are young people: with schools, youth projects and vulnerable young people who may not be in formal education, training or employment and who may be young offenders.

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

Programmes delivered by Mentor Scotland


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.

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Breaking Out

Breaking out is a 3 year project to reduce offending behaviour and harm caused by alcohol misuse through a sustainable peer education programme. This programme is being delivered at HM Youth Offending Institute in Polmont, Scotland. 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.

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Young STAND Awards

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