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Raising the standard: tools and tips to improve alcohol and drug prevention

Mentor is determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We are doing this through the delivery of free regional seminars through our Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS), exploring quality assessed programmes by the Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT). On Thursday 22nd September we were […]

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Improving Schools-Based Alcohol and Drugs Education

On Thursday 19th May ADEPIS Programme Manager, Jamila Boughelaf, was invited to speak at the Primary Care and Public Health 2016 Conference in Birmingham. Jamila talked about effective ways to improve school-based alcohol and drug education, ensuring the use and promotion of best practice. On the day it was stressed […]

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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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Targeted interventions and the case of PreVenture

This year ADEPIS are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring CAYT quality assessed programmes. On Monday 7th March we held the third seminar of the series, which looked at the targeted prevention prgramme PreVenture. Whilst in our previous seminars […]

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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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Effekt: A parent’s perspective on alcohol education

This year ADEPIS are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring CAYT quality assessed programmes. On Wednesday 7th October we held the second seminar of the series, which looked at Effekt. Effekt (also known as the Örebro […]

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Making it work: Systems thinking about prevention

ADEPIS second gathering – Building a community of evidence-based practice around prevention Thursday 3rd December 2015 We are pleased to announce that our second gathering will be held on Thursday 3rd December, 3pm – 5pm , at CAN Mezzanine, Old Street. Making it work: Systems thinking about prevention In our previous meeting, […]

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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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