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Screening Gambling and Mental Health Issues

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Voluntary Action Islington

200A Pentonville Road

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N1 9JP

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This Betknowmore UK workshop will aim to increase awareness of gambling dependency and mental health issues and help those attending walk away with practical knowledge. It will cover topics such as why gambling becomes a problem, red flags, safeguards and treatment pathways.
We will also provide you with a user-friendly gambling screening tool to help you to identify gambling problems amongst your client group. There is increasing evidence that gambling is proving problematic for mental health service users and we look forward to providing you with support on this issue.
Gambling is one of the most popular leisure activities in the UK today, around 70% of the UK population will place a bet this year. Deregulation and new technology has driven the accessibility and opportunity to gamble, and coupled with widespread marketing of gambling services, there has been rapid growth in the sector. However, for an increasing number of people, gambling can become addictive and like drugs/alcohol can trigger a host of problematic issues. This is particularly true for mental health service users who are more at risk than the general population.
The workshop will be delivered by Betknowmore UK, a social enterprise offering gambling support and education services from a support hub in Islington. Betknowmore works with other organisations across both voluntary and commercial sectors and their ACT programme is the first dedicated outreach service for gambling in the UK.
To book your place, please return the booking form to advice@vai.org.uk

or contact: mick@betknowmoreuk.org for more details and booking form

Please contact Mick Dunn on the above email address for more information or details of our other services.
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