Posts Tagged PSHE

The Adolescent Brain – Wired for Taking Risks

Adolescence is a time of increased risk-taking; this paper looks at the role the brain plays in risk-taking, including adolescent substance use. It also considers some possible ways the harm of risk-taking in young people can be mitigated and notes that many adolescent risk behaviours put others in danger, making […]

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PSHE Association – Working with External Visitors

Working with External Visitors/Contributors to PSHE – Guidance for Schools Teachers need to be selective when making decisions regarding the involvement of an external visitor/contributor so that the many possible benefits are realised while reducing any potential risks. These guidelines have been produced by the PSHE Association to help ensure […]

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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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Preventing Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Substance Use Problems

This paper intends to provide teachers, educators and the wider school workforce with practical guidelines on how to prevent children and young people from developing mental health problems as a result of alcohol and drug misuse. Early detection helps teachers, parents and carers identify children’s emotional or behavioural challenges and assist […]

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September 22, 2016 – 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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Second Step

The Second Step programme is a universal, classroom-based intervention designed to increase students’ school success, improve peer relationships, and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. It teaches skills that strengthen students’ ability to learn, have empathy, manage their emotions and behaviors and solve problems. This evidence-based programme […]

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May 19, 2016 – 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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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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Drinkaware for Education

Drinkaware for Education offers free, curriculum-linked alcohol education resources for students aged 9 to 14 years. The resources have been awarded a PSHE Quality Mark accreditation, and focus on discussion-based activities and scenarios drawn from everyday situations, helping teachers to equip students with the information they need to stay safe […]

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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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