Women and Gambling Related Harms - Free Online Training

Women and Gambling Related Harms - Free Online Training

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Free, online training about women and gambling related harms. Suitable for those working in the Public or Third Sector in the West Midlands

About this event

There are around 500,000 problem gamblers in the UK, up to 20% of whom are women. For every person who has a problem with gambling, up to 10 other people can be affected, and women are disproportionately at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm.

Gambling-related harm can include debt, relationship difficulties, housing issues, gender-based violence, depression and anxiety, feelings of isolation, and suicidality.

During this 2 hour FREE Zoom training session, we will cover more about gambling-related harm, risk factors, impacts, and how to identify and support people affected. Learn about our treatment network and how to refer clients to treatment services. This training is essential for any professionals or volunteers who work with women and families.

GamCare’s National Gambling HelpLine takes over 30,000 calls a year from men and women affected by gambling-related harm and last year over 7,000 people accessed free treatment through our treatment network across England, Scotland and Wales.

Professionals or volunteers working in the Public or Third Sector in the West Midlands are invited to join this training session. Other sessions are running in other parts of the country - please use the 'contact organiser' function to message me if you can't find a session in your region and I will send you more information on who to contact.

Please note: you will receive an email with a link to access the training at least 3 days prior to the date of the event. If you haven’t received the link, please check you junk/spam folders or contact me directly on Sarah.Atkins@gamcare.org.uk

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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