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Gambling - Gambling
Last updated October 2021

Gambling Awareness Training - GamCare

CPD accredited training course on Gambling Awareness run by GamCare. Monday 25th October 10am - 12:30pm.

Please register on Eventbrite to attend this event. 

Founded in 1997, GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. They operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

The main aims of the training are to:

• Increase awareness of gambling-related harm, including hidden harms

• Increase knowledge of the prevalence and impact of gambling on young people

• Increase awareness of gambling-related elements in the games young people play

• Boost confidence in having discussions about gambling with those you work with

• Raise awareness of support and treatment available to those who are experiencing gambling-related harm

• Increase confidence to signpost and refer individuals experiencing gambling harms

The training will cover:

• Defining what constitutes problem gambling, and gambling-related harm

• Looking at how gambling moves from being a social activity to a severe problem

• The prevalence of gambling

• How young people gamble while playing online games

• Risk factors associated with gambling-related harm

• How gambling affects others, not just the gambler

• What support is available and the process a professional would go through when they have identified gambling-related harm in a person

• What the various treatment and self-help options are for those experiencing gambling-related harm

About your trainers

Sarah has a variety of experience within the Charity and Commercial sectors. Her previous role to this was working for the Probation service, working predominantly with people with complex needs including addiction, unemployment, and housing issues. She is also a trustee of a wellbeing charity that helps people who feel they have their own mountain to climb and through her work and personal experience she is dedicated to helping people to believe, achieve and aspire to the wonderful things in life.

Kristina is a trained teacher and has worked with both young people and adults in the charity sector for ten years. Previously she specialised in working with individuals that had experienced sexual abuse and trauma, and she has brought this expertise to the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme to help young people whose personal circumstances have led them to experience gambling-related harms. She is dedicated to raising awareness of sensitive topics and working with those young people who need extra support to overcome adversity and achieve their potential.