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Mentor joins an expert panel at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna

Mentor’s efforts to promote holistic approach to education and prevention have been acknowledged by international delegates at UNODC global conference. Mentor was recently given an exciting opportunity to share our work, with specific focus on ways we strive to protect young people from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) use. Mentor was […]

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Unplugged UK – reflections from the first UK pilot run by Mentor

With the delivery of the Unplugged programme now well underway, we are keen to share our own, and participants’ experience. The Unplugged UK pilot started in September 2015, with the recruitment of 10 secondary education institutions (including mainstream secondary schools, Special Needs schools and Pupil Referral Units). To present, Mentor […]

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Positive signs of growing political consensus on life-skills approach to prevention

As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy. As such, we are […]

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Mentor ADEPIS joins expert meeting with UNESCO, UNODC and WHO

Mentor’s efforts to promote evidence-based practice through the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) have been recognised at an international level. We were recently given an exciting opportunity to share examples of good practice from Mentor ADEPIS and contribute to the development of new international guidance at a […]

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Unplugged – Join the first UK pilot today!

Registration for the Unplugged pilot is now closed. Mentor is in the final phase of a UK pilot of the Unplugged programme in secondary schools and Pupil Referral Units in Salford, Staffordshire and the Greater Manchester area. Learn more about Unplugged Find out more about the programme delivery and evaluation in this blog post. […]

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Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use: New trends and what they mean

The latest instalment of the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) ongoing survey of young people sheds light on several issues that continue to whirl around media and public opinion. Since the 1980s, the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England series has been a valuable indicator […]

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Vacancy: Project Officer – Unplugged

Job Title:  Project Officer – Unplugged Salary:  £24,000 (pro rata) Employment Term:  10 months fixed term September 2015 to June 2016 – 4 days per week Team:  Programmes Location: London Mentor is looking for an experienced and self-motivated project officer to co-ordinate the Unplugged programme and maintain effective communication with all […]

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Press release: Supporting children and young people’s transitions through risk prevention

Mentor received joint Government funding for an additional year to further embed expert advice and develop evidence-based tools for local practice in prevention and education. As part of the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS),  Mentor will be managing and further developing the Centre for Analysis of […]

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The future of evidence-based prevention

We are very pleased to see the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) mentioned in two key strategic documents this week: The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) report on the prevention of alcohol and drug dependence, and the Home Office third annual review of […]

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Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools

We welcome the publication of the Commons Education Select Committee report about the status of PSHE and SRE in schools. On 23rd April 2014 the Education Select Committee launched an inquiry seeking written evidence on the status of PSHE and SRE in schools. Mentor submitted written evidence and our CEO […]

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