Posts Tagged NPS

What’s the worst that could happen? Luton drug awareness video from WNFO

This is an NPS / legal highs awareness film from Why Not Find Out, produced with creative input from young people at Tokko Youth Space in Luton. In the video, a text conversation between two teens explores some of the risks around synthetic drugs and discuss friends’ previous experiences. Video produced by […]

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Updating your drugs policy to include NPS

In previous briefing papers, Mentor looked at the impact of new psychoactive substances on public health and drugs education. Schools and practitioners should also update their drugs policy to take account of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Every school’s drugs policy should include new psychoactive substances (NPS), formerly known as “legal […]

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October 12 – Preventing NPS misuse among 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 October 2017 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) hosted our most recent Mentor-ADEPIS seminar, which focussed on […]

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Psychoactive Substances – what schools need to know about the new law

This briefing paper is intended to update education practitioners about The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which came into effect on 26th May 2016, and to help them understand the implications that the new legislation might have on those who are willing to include these substances in their alcohol and drug education […]

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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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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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The Drugs Wheel

The Drugs Wheel was originally designed as a training tool. By 2012 there was an increasing number of new psychoactive substances on the market that didn’t fit within the old methods of drug classification, and adding three new categories (cannabinoids, empathogens and dissociatives) meant that all drugs could now be […]

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May 19, 2014 – ‘Legal highs’, NPS or ‘New drugs’: What do we need to know?

On Monday 19th May we travelled to Cambridge, where we gathered practitioners from across the country interested in exploring issues related to Novel Psychoactive Substances. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, are a group of drugs designed to get around the legal control on illegal drugs. They […]

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