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  • Whole-family approach to problem gambling

    Created: 16/12/2020

    When: 11:00 - 13:00, Tuesday 19 January 2021
    Where: Zoom Call, online
    This event is being organised by GamCare
    This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.

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    GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

    The subject of gambling and its associated harms is currently a hot topic and is acknowledged by health experts as a serious addiction with far reaching consequences. It negatively affects finances, mental health and relationships, not just for the gambler but for the those around them. Social perceptions consider gambling to be a male activity, but emerging studies conclude that women and young people are just as affected. Nevertheless, only approximately 1% of women affected by gambling seek help.

    This two hour online training session will look at GamCare's Youth and Women’s Programmes - which adopts a whole family approach to analysing gambling problems - and how GamCare and participants can make the issue of gambling problems more identifiable for people working with women and young people.

    In this session you will:

    • Gain an understanding of problem gambling issues specific to women and young people
    • Learn about the impacts and risks of problem gambling.
    • Discover screening methods and increase your confidence to ask questions around problem gambling.
    • Gain vital knowledge about referral pathways for support and treatment.

    This training will be presented by Charlotte Robb (Youth Outreach Officer) and Jess Kearslake (Women’s Programme Outreach Officer) for Scotland.

    This event will be conducted online. The event password and instructions will be sent in advance. To indicate accessibility needs and register your place, please e-mail [email protected]

    Contact: Will Mulholland
    E-mail: [email protected]
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