European Drug Abuse Prevention (EU-DAP) trial

EU-DAP is a school-based project designed to prevent adolescents’ misuse of legal and illegal substances. Un-plugged is a program based on the development of life skills, adopting the more effective teaching techniques to involve students in an interactive curriculum designed…

Training & consultancy services

Mentor is a leading national charity working to build young people’s resilience in order to prevent harm, particularly in relation to substance misuse. Mentor-ADEPIS is recognised by leaders in education and government as the leading source of evidence-based information and…

Professional Development Course

The Mentor-ADEPIS Professional Development Course is a free training programme for professionals teaching alcohol and drug education to young people. The course is designed to support the development and delivery of alcohol and drug education by teachers and external providers, in schools as well…

Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT)

As part of the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS),  Mentor will be managing and further developing the Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT), to ensure existing evidence-based and effective preventative programmes reach the mainstream educational settings.…

What works for schools

What does effective school drug education look like? A good place to start is The principles of good drug education – a summary of the principles that lie at the heart of good practice. The presentation below also sets out some of…

The importance of evidence

What is evidence? There are plenty of people that like to discuss or contend that they have evidence, yet what exactly do they mean when they use this word? Basically evidence is used to prove an argument been made by…

Our approach to prevention

As a prevention charity, our work is all about reducing future needs. We believe prevention services are a crucial investment in the future. If we support more young people today, there will be reduced need for behavioural services, healthcare and…

Alcohol and drug education in the UK

Alcohol and drug education in 2017: our findings This is our third evaluation report completed since 2013. There are some findings that are consistent with previous reports, including: teachers reporting time constraints; lack of support and (in primary schools particularly) a…