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). LDATs can access the full version of the toolkits through the Community Action Plan platform LOG IN link (top right).

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.

Toolkit Includes:

  • 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
young woman with mentor