Please find attached an offer from Gamcare of training to support 11-19 years olds who are gambling. Please contact Gamcare direct if those you are supporting may be interested in attending a session. You may also wish to display the briefing document.
Colleagues in Essex attended workshops run by Gamcare and have asked that I share their literature with you all, they described it as an eye opener. This organisation runs awareness workshops for young people who may have a gambling problem.
Is gambling a big deal for young people?
- 14% young people in the Great Britain spend their own money on some form of gambling each week (IPSOS Mori 2018).
- The financial, social and mental health impacts of gambling are a major area of safeguarding concern for young people.
What can we do about it?
- GamCare offers FREE one-hour interactive awareness workshops for young people aged 11-19, delivered by our BigDeal Youth Outreach Team.
- Workshops are ideal for school lessons and youth club sessions.
If you are wanting more information then please contact Ros Allen.