Posts Tagged life skills

June 30 – Using Social-Emotional Learning to Empower Young People

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional teacher training sessions and seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing CAYT quality-assessed programmes for young people. In June 2017 Mentor delivered a teacher training event ‘Understanding Prevention – Social Emotional Learning to Empower […]

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School-based alcohol and drug education and prevention – what works?

This briefing paper intends to equip and guide those working in educational settings when considering which alcohol and drug education and prevention programme they should run. It outlines some approaches that evidence shows work and cautions on some that don’t. The briefing paper aims to enable educators to make a more […]

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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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Life-skills based education for alcohol and drug prevention

This paper intends to provide governors, head teachers and teachers with practical guidelines to help them implement holistic life-skills based education programmes to ensure young people build resilience to alcohol and drug use. As evidence shows that alcohol and drug education alone is ineffective, there is a need for an […]

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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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UNICEF – Life Skills Resources

  UNICEF provides a series of technical and policy documents to support teachers and practitioners to develop a life-skills based approach to drug education and prevention. Click here to access the resources.  

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July 7, 2015 – Unplugged: Life-skills for thriving youth

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing CAYT quality-assessed programmes for young people. On Tuesday 7th July we held the first seminar of the series, which looked at Unplugged. Unplugged Programme […]

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PSHE in schools – Education Committee debate

On the basis of evidence submitted in June to the Education Select Committee inquiry on Personal, Social, Health, and Economic education in schools, our CEO Michael O’Toole was invited as a witness, alongside other experts, to provide evidence at the House of Commons debate on Tuesday 4th November.   The […]

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Mentor response to the Education Committee inquiry on PSHE

On Friday 6th June Mentor submitted evidence to the Education Committee inquiry on Personal Social, Health and Economic education and Sex and Relationships Education in schools. In our response we recommended that PSHE education is made a statutory entitlement for every child. We are pleased to see that our submission was published […]

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