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Gambling and Gaming and their Impacts on Women and Young People

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Free, online training about gambling-related harm and how it presents and impacts on women and young people.

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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 negative consequences. It negatively affects finances, mental health, and relationships, not just for the gambler but for the those around them. There are around 450,000 disordered gamblers in the UK. About 100,000 of these are women, and 55,000 are aged under 18. For every person who has a gambling disorder, up to 10 other people can be affected, and women and children are disproportionately at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm.

GamCare’s National Gambling HelpLine takes almost 30,000 calls a year from men and women affected by gambling-related harm and last year over 9,000 people accessed free treatment through our treatment network across England, Scotland and Wales.

The issue of women and young people experiencing gambling-related harms is largely a hidden one. Therefore, this session aims to provide you with the knowledge of how women and young people are affected, the confidence to have conversations about gambling and the awareness of how and when to appropriately signpost and refer on.

In this session you will:

- Learn about the impacts and risks of gambling and gambling within gaming.

- Discover screening methods and increase your confidence to ask questions around gambling and gaming.

- Gain vital knowledge about referral pathways for support and treatment.

- Understand the issues specific to women and young people

Joining details and a Zoom link will be sent by Eventbrite 2 days before the training begins, with reminders 2 hours before and 10 minutes before. If you do not receive these emails, please check your junk or spam folder, or contact polly.johnson@gamcare.org.uk

We know that life and work are unpredictable - if you find you are unable to attend, please let me know so that we can offer your place to someone else. While the training is funded and therefore offered free to attendees, we do want to make the most of our funding and ensure that as many people are able to attend as possible.

*Content warning*

We want everyone who joins our training to feel safe and empowered to take care of their own wellbeing. We therefore feel it is important to state that this session covers gambling-related harm in some depth, and will include references to emotive subjects including addiction, abuse, self-harm and suicide.  

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