Women, Problem Gambling and Gambling Related Harm
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An interactive workshop, which explores harms to women caused by problem gambling and routes into support and treatment. This workshop aims to help make problem gambling more identifiable for practitioners working with women in both generic and gender specific services.
Who is the course for?
Practitioners and managers in the voluntary, independent and statutory sector who work with children, young people and/or their parents/carers. Those who contribute to safeguarding, supporting and developing resilience in children and families.
How long will it take? 2 hours
What will I learn?
The subject of gambling and its associated harms is currently a topic of great discussion and is acknowledged by experts as a serious health issue, with far reaching consequences. It negatively affects finances, mental health and relationships, not just for the gambler but for the those around them. Social perceptions consider gambling to be a male activity, but emerging studies conclude that women and young people are just as affected. Nevertheless, only approximately 1% of women affected by gambling seek help.
This workshop aims to help make problem gambling more identifiable for practitioners working with women in both generic and gender specific services.
You will gain an understanding of problem gambling issues specific to women.
- Learn about the impact and risks of problem gambling.
- Increase your confidence to discuss the subject of problem gambling.
- Gain vital knowledge about screening tools and referral pathways for support and treatment.
What are the benefits? Partnership working and developing greater insight into this issue and learn how best to support women and their families with problem gambling.
Additional Information Facilitator: Annette Denby Outreach Officer, Women’s Programme – South East. GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.