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About Mentor

Mentor UK is a national charity dedicated to protecting children and young people from the harms of alcohol and drugs.

We work with young people, parents and carers and local communities to deliver a range of programmes suited to different ages, needs and cultures.

Mentor runs evidence-based programmes in a variety of settings for different groups of young people, as well as the adults in their lives. We run programmes both independently and in partnership with organisations across England and Scotland.

Mentor was founded in the UK in 1998 and is part of the group of charities affiliated with the Mentor International Foundation, a partnership that shares knowledge and best practice across the globe.

Our Vision:

A world that provides opportunities for the healthy development of children and young people free from the harms caused by alcohol and drug misuse.

Our Mission:

To promote the health and well-being of children and young people in order to prevent alcohol and drug misuse.

We do this by ensuring:

  • Every child in the UK receives sufficient, appropriately delivered evidence-based alcohol and drug prevention in school.
  • Parents have free access to the best information and support to help them protect their children from alcohol and drug harms, and related risky behaviours.
  • Policy makers prioritise prevention and early intervention.

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