Mentor is a UK charity which believes that prevention is better than cure and focuses its efforts on promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people to reduce the damage that drugs can do to lives. Mentor UK thinks that a lot has been learnt about good prevention over recent years. In fact, the organisation sees that reflected back in the 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.
The Mentor Foundation USA opened its Washington, D.C. office in 2010, with a mission to prevent drug abuse and promote health and well-being among children and youth in the United States.
Mentor Sweden is a non-governmental organisation established in 1994 working with a sole focus on health promotion and prevention of drug abuse among children and young people in Sweden. In partnership with Swedish corporations and adult volunteers from the public, Mentor Sweden manages three key programmes: Mentoring, Parenting and Inspirational activities. The activities aim to prevent abuse by building relationships between young people and adults and increasing motivation at school.
Mentor Lithuania's activities are aimed at children and young people and their caregivers, and institutions (including parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, youth workers, social workers, health professionals). Mentor Lithuania’s goal is to become the authority on undertaking prevention programmes and enhancing the knowledge and understanding of prevention.
Mentor Germany initiates and promotes the development, implementation and dissemination of prevention projects for children (6-14 years) and adolescents and young adults (15-25). It aims to meet children and young people as equals and enable them to develop in a healthy way. Mentor Germany sees itself as a mediator and mouthpiece for the interests of children and young people and represents their views to society and politicians.
Mentor Colombia is a non-profit organisation that is committed to designing, developing, implementing and evaluating services and projects for promoting health and preventing drug consumption amongst young people. Mentor Colombia also develops activities for social promotion, advisory and consultancy services on drug demand reduction and related issues.
Mentor Arabia is committed to advocating for drug prevention and promoting the health and well-being of children and young people in the Arab World.
Mentor Latvia is a not-for-profit organisation which has been operating since 2010. Its main purpose is to provide emotional support and promote the well-being of young people (aged 15-25) through engaging them in various activities and thus empowering them to make healthy life decisions.
UYDEL, Mentor's East African Partner in Prevention, aims to empower disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised street and slum youth with social cognitive life skills that will enable them to become useful citizens of Uganda. The organisation's projects include counselling as well as drug and alcohol abuse prevention campaigns.
Fundación Oriente Occidente promotes cultural change in an environment free of drugs, exploitation and violence, through human development, social economy, citizen participation, associated networks and building social communities -ecological, productive and sustainable. Through informal education, the Foundation strengthens self-worth, positive self-esteem, self-help, self-employment, freedom, social justice and solidarity.
UNICEF's areas of work in Greece include:
- Offering children the best start in life;
- Helping children survive and thrive;
- Sending children to school; and
- Creating a protective environment for children, especially in emergencies.
Narconon International strives to provide drug information, education about the effects of drugs and effective drug rehabilitation programmes for those already in the grip of addiction. The services are aimed at children, adolescents as well as adults.
Blue Cross Namibia aims to organise prevention and awareness programmes in schools, camps and extra curricular activities to encourage young people to live a life free from alcohol, drugs and other related addictions.
GAF strives to develop quality social responses to promote the rights, quality of life, inclusion and citizenship of individuals and families in socially and/or economic vulnerable situations. Some of GAF's interventions are aimed at supporting and promoting the positive development of individuals and/or families whose life is at risk for addictive behaviours such as drug use.
Narconon Eslov is a treatment centre that aims to help individuals recover from alcohol and drug addiction. It is also committed to providing drug prevention education as well as assistance to parents and families who are concerned about and/or affected by the addiction of their loved ones.
The Parent Corps is dedicated to helping parents prevent their children from using drugs. The organisation recruits, trains and certifies Parent Leaders who are then encouraged to 'seed' their communities with increased awareness among parents about strategies for promoting a drug-free life for children.
UNICEF's main goals in Andorra focus on:
UNICEF strives to support the country’s National Immunization Days by providing transportation, communication and social mobilisation, supplying vaccines to prevent polio, hepatitis B and measles. The organisation also aims to support the training of female community instructors and assistant instructors along with early childhood coordinators.
UNICEF Ghana aims to support the country's government in ensuring the fulfilment of the rights of all children to survival, development, protection and participation.
In Malawi, UNICEF works in the following areas: Health & Nutrition, Basic Education & Youth Development, Water & Sanitation, Orphans, Vulnerable Children & Child Protection and Social Policy, Advocacy & Communication. The current UNICEF/Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation.
The Dutch National Committee is one of the major contributors to UNICEF projects around the world. UNICEF Netherlands aims to provide children with highly protective, positive and caring environment through for instance promoting sport at schools as an alternative to drugs and alcohol, fighting child malnutrition and preventing HIV/AIDS in infants.
The government of Sri Lanka and UNICEF country programme is based on a life-cycle development model which looks at the different needs of children as they grow into adults. The programme starts from early childhood (under 5 years) and progresses through the learning years (5-14 years) to adolescence (14-18 years) as each age group has specific needs that need to be met. This is supported by the cross cutting Water and Sanitation and the Child Protection Programme which covers abuse, exploitation, child recruitment, mine risk education and psychological care and support.
Vive Más is a campaign developed by CONSEP, a governmental organisation that aims to coordinate drug prevention policies in Ecuador. The campaign's goal is to provide drug prevention education to the public.
Talk About Drugs is a website that aims to provide young people with facts about alcohol, and increase awareness of the effects of drinking alcohol among the under age. The project's objectives are as follows:
The mission of Action Toxicomanie Bois-francs Inc. is the promotion of health and prevention of substance abuse among young people.