Location: across the UK
Demographic: schools; educators; practitioners
Delivery setting: schools
Years active: 2013 – 2015
Contact email: jamila.boughelaf@mentoruk.org
Keywords: schools; parental substance use; training


What is M-PACT Plus?

M-PACT Plus is a joint project between Place2Be and Action on Addiction which involves training school staff to identify children affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse and supporting them through an eight-week programme delivered in schools by practitioners who are also trained therapists.

From 2013 to 2014, Place2Be and Action on Addiction tested the M-PACT concept to establish how it can be delivered within a school context to make the greatest difference to children and families. Both Place2Be and school staff have been trained by Action on Addiction to identify children affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse and initiate conversations with parents around these sensitive issues. This in turn is enabling families to start accessing the support that is then made available.

The initial pilot of M-PACT Plus was delivered to schools in four areas: Manchester and Salford; the North East; London; and Essex. This pilot was evaluated to inform future, nationwide delivery of M-PACT Plus.

Mentor’s role: project evaluation

Mentor was commissioned early in 2014 to evaluate M-PACT Plus. The final evaluation report can be viewed here:

M-PACT Plus Final Evaluation Report (835.7 KB)

Find out more

For more information please visit the M-PACT Plus web page.