Mentor UK

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Mentor UK is the UK branch of the Mentor Foundation an international charity that works with young people to prevent drug misuse. A small charity with a staff of 8, they work with young people and influence drug prevention policy while supporting good practice and research. [1]After 7 UK public Health Organisations refused to participate in the UK Government’s Alcohol Responsibility Deal Network Mentor UK stepped into assist. They co-chair the Department of Health's Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network's working group on alcohol education with Bruce Ray form Bacardi Brown Forman.


Projects

  • Drug Education Forum Collaborates with Department for Children, Schools and Families and participated in the government's guidance on drug education in schools
  • EU Kinship Carers project This project operates in UK, Belgium, Sweden, Lithuania, Spain, Italy and Romania designed to help support carers of those affected by drug misuse
  • Peer Alcohol Education Project Based in Scotland this project recruits peer educators who have developed and deliver education to reduce alcohol related harm to a small amount of people (180 in 2010) at risk of alcohol misuse. There are plans to deliver the course to 120 parents and professionals in 2011.
  • CHAMP Awards
  • BME and Rural Alcohol Project Is a pilot of six prevention programmes delivered to rural and immigrant communities.

Funding

2009-2010 substantial donations received from: Arabella Duffield Trust| Dorset Foundation| Department for Children, Schools and Families| Diageo GB| Robertson Trust| Peter Cruddas Foundation| Gerald Ronson Foundation| David and Jennifer Sieff Charitable Trust| CHK Charities| GD Charitable Trust| City Bridge Trust| Dundas Foundation| European Union[2][3]

People

References

  1. Charity Commission, Mentor UK accessed 7th October 2011
  2. Charity Commission, Mentor UK accessed 7th October 2011
  3. Charity Commission, Mentor Foundation UK Trustee's Report and Accounts for year end 31st March 2010 accessed 7th October 2011
  4. Charity Commission, Mentor Foundation UK Trustee's Report and Accounts for year end 31st March 2010 accessed 7th October 2011