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Gambling Education Training

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Problem gambling is not a new phenomenon. However, it often goes unrecognised. This Gambling Education Toolkit has been designed for practitioners who work with young people. It provides information and resources to support them addressing the topic of youth gambling and problem gambling. It includes a variety of activities that make it adaptable and suitable for a diverse range of settings, ages, objectives, skills and competences.

Where and by whom:

  • This toolkit has been designed to be used in universal education settings.
  • Whilst all the activities and materials promote an engaging and interactive approach, these can be adapted and used in a variety of formal and informal settings such as programmes addressing health and wellbeing, risk-taking behaviours, employability or financial education programmes, support services and education projects.
  • We encourage all practitioners working with young people to consider using this toolkit. It offers valuable support and information to a wide range of professionals e.g. teachers in high schools and colleges, youth workers and CLD workers in youth and community projects, as well as workers in other support programmes, such as NHS health improvement officers, counsellors, community based police officers, employability and support workers.

With whom:

  • We recommend that the toolkit can be used with young people aged 10 to 25. The activities do not specify the age group or the level of difficulty, as we recognise that practitioners who know the young people are best placed to assess what is most suitable for them.
  • Most of the materials have been designed to be used in group settings, however some may be adapted for one-to-one work.
  • We believe this toolkit can be used both with a mainstream youth audience and with groups of existing young gamblers, as well as with those who might be at risk of developing issues with their gambling habits. Again, this toolkit doesn’t offer more detailed guidance on this, but instead it leaves this with the practitioners’ professional expertise.
  • Talking with young people about gambling and its potential problems can be helpful as it may already be part of their experience or that of their peers. Indeed, it is legal for children and teenagers to gamble on category D gaming machines, like those found in family entertainment places and pubs1

What for:

  • The toolkit can be used to deliver a short one-off session or to design a longer programme.
  • It provides materials with a strong focus on promoting awareness-raising, prevention and education benefitting a universal audience.
  • Some of the content can be selected to provide initial support, early-intervention and harm reduction for young people who might already be engaging in gambling activities.

More information can be found at https://fastforward.org.uk/gamblingtoolkit/

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