Mentor is the UK’s leading alcohol and drugs prevention charity.
Our work is rooted in building young people's resilience, helping them develop the life skills they need in order to negotiate challenges successfully and thrive in the modern world.
Resilience is an important protective factor that helps prevent and lower the impact of a range of risks, including substance misuse. Mentor provides age-appropriate training and resources for alcohol and drugs education that have been shown to increase protective factors and reduce risks for young people.
Mentor works with children aged 5-25, as well as the adults that support them, to provide education, advice and resources in a range of settings. Mentor is working towards an effective, comprehensive and national prevention strategy through families, schools and communities.
The foundation of our work is a robust evidence base, which ensures providers of alcohol and drugs education deliver effective programmes that make a positive and lasting impact. Mentor advocates for programmes that have been proven by hard evidence to change young people's attitudes and behaviour to alcohol and drugs and to (re)engage them in education, training, volunteering and work.
Mento runs programmes both independently and in partnership with organisations across England and Scotland.
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