Mentor runs evidence-based projects for different groups of young people and the adults in their lives. We deliver projects both independently and in partnership with other organisations.

See below for a list of active programmes.



The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) is a platform for sharing resources aimed at those working in drug and alcohol education and prevention.


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.


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.


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.


Real-Life Skills

RLS is a subsance misuse education programme for young people aged 12-14. It draws on Mentor’s experience delivering programmes with young people in a variety of settings and brings together the best prevention knowledge and practice with skills-based learning. RLS gives young people the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices around alcohol and other drugs.

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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.


Why Not Find Out

Why Not Find Out (WNFO) is an independent and reliable source of information on substances designed to help equip young people to avoid drug related risks through a website, media campaign and direct outreach in schools and community settings.