Posts Tagged PSHE

The Adolescent Brain: A Unique Vulnerability to Substances

The Adolescent Brain: A Unique Vulnerability to Substances

This extended briefing paper forms part of a mini-series on the ‘Brain under Construction’. It is intended to be read alongside the other papers in the series (available on the Mentor UK website). Adolescence is a period of discovery and experimentation during which many young people start to explore what […]

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DfE consultation on PSHE – getting students involved

Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 the government committed to making relationships and sex education (RSE) statutory in all secondary schools, including LA maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools (and relationships education in all primary schools). The Secretary of State also has the power under this […]

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Alcohol and drug education in 2017: our findings

Improvements in PSHE provision, especially alcohol and drug education, are essential to ensuring students’ academic, personal and social wellbeing is supported. This report indicates that little has changed in the thinking of schools, students or other stakeholders since our report on the evaluation of Mentor-ADEPIS in 2013. Many thanks to Angela […]

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Webinar: Evidence-based approaches to alcohol and drug prevention in schools

On 17th October 2017, Ian MacDonald provided an introductory overview of evidence-based approaches which can be adopted when delivering alcohol and drug education in classroom settings. View the webinar by clicking the video link below:

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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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