Posts Tagged social norms

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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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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Interactive learning: why is it important in alcohol and drug education?

Interactive learning is one of the fundamentals of effective and constructive education. Research has shown how interactive teaching methods not only increase pupils’ engagement and interest in the lesson, but also sharpen pupils’ critical thinking and analytical skills, which will be required to succeed in their lives. An effective programme […]

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Multiple substance use among young people: Trends and risk factors

Past research on risky behaviours among teenagers has identified strong links and interconnections among different types of risky behaviours, suggesting that young individuals involved in a given risk behaviour are more likely to be involved in other types of hazardous attitudes and activities. This behavioural trend has enabled researchers to […]

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Social norms – the power of following the pack

It’s human nature to want to fit in with your peers, especially during the teenage years, but when it comes to risky behaviour, do we have an accurate perception of what those around us are doing? Research suggests that getting young people to understand that the majority of their peers don’t […]

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What is Unplugged? Unplugged is an evidence-based programme designed to equip young people with specific skills and resources that they need to resist social influences and to support knowledge about drugs and their adverse health consequences. The programme is designed for 12-14 year olds and consists of 12 one-hour units […]

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