Mentoring toolkit overview
The following toolkit provides an overview of Mentoring, with the aim of guiding you to implement this approach in your Local Drug Action Team (LDAT)
Mentoring is a positive relationship between a knowledgeable mentor and a less knowledgeable mentee.
It can facilitate open discussions about alcohol and drug use, strengthen various aspects of a young person's life, and act as a protective factor against substance abuse.
Mentoring programs can be individual or group-based, conducted face-to-face or online, and tailored for ages 7-25.
Natural and youth-initiated mentoring also exist.
These programs aim to reduce risk factors and promote protective factors associated with alcohol and drug use.
- Key points for LDATs
- Drawing on existing programs
- Guiding principles
- Considerations for planning and delivery
- Delivering Mentoring: key activity and measuring success
- Delivering Mentoring: key steps