Training & consultancy

Ensuring the promotion of high quality alcohol and drug education and prevention

Mentor offers training on alcohol and drug prevention, evaluation of existing education provision and peer education as well as training for professionals. We work with health and social work professionals, support groups, schools and youth workers.

We also provide consultancy services to support schools and other education settings, service providers and Local Authorities across the UK, helping them to improve young people’s personal development through social and emotional learning and life-skills education.

These services are offered by Mentor as part of a larger, connected ecosystem of prevention and education organisations. This community of practice works together with the aim of strengthening young people’s resilience to risks and preventing alcohol and drug misuse.

Learn more about our Community of Practice  

Why we offer these services

Alcohol and drug use is only one of the many risks young people may encounter as they grow up. Educators and commissioners must be able to signpost children and young people towards the most relevant, impactful and appropriate resources. They must be able to help them to develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to overcome challenges and risks they may face and enable them to develop into resilient adults.

Services offered by Mentor-ADEPIS

P1010745copyMentor will soon be launching a series of tools and services to support and further improve the quality of alcohol and drug education and prevention nationally. These services are complementary and, when used in combination, could offer a flexible, locally coordinated response to developing effective preventative systems.

The services outlined below represent resources aimed to support national, regional or local needs, to ensure that effective and interlinked preventative systems are in place in the community.

Schools: review your alcohol and drug policy

Mentor-ADEPIS can help schools with the process of reviewing their alcohol and drug policies, offering practical advice on consulting with teachers, pupils, parents and others in the community.

This service is suitable for:

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • colleges and universities

As a starting point, please refer to our Toolkit for Schools. For more information, please contact the ADEPIS project manager at

Alcohol and drug education as part of PSHE

Mentor believes all children have the right to effective alcohol and drug education. To that end, we have developed a set of quality standards for effective alcohol and drug education – access our introductory guidance for teachers here.

This service is suitable for:

  • primary schools
  • secondary schools
  • Pupil Referral Units

If you are interested in having a member of our dedicated team help you with this process, contact the ADEPIS project manager at


Mentor-ADEPIS has developed a range of toolkits and guidelines to support schools, local authorities and other professionals in evaluating and implementing effective alcohol and drug education.

Access FREE resources   

External consultations

For information about Mentor’s external consultations, please visit Mentor’s website:

Mentor’s consultancy services   

ADEPIS, c/o Mentor UK
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
020 7553 9920

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