Mentor is a UK charity which believes that prevention is better than cure and focuses our efforts on promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people to reduce the damage that drugs can do to lives.
We think that a lot has been learnt about good prevention over recent years. In fact, we see that reflected back in our local partnerships, but there is still a long way to go to make a significant difference to those young people at risk of drug and alcohol misuse.
We recognise that we have to do some things differently too, so we are looking to become even better at getting our messages out to decision makers by forming alliances with others who share our aim of improving the quality and quantity of prevention in the UK.
We want to ensure that proven ways of reducing risky behaviour amongst young people in drug and alcohol misuse are implemented nationally for everyone’s benefit.