Whole family approach to supporting women and young people affected by problem gambling

Section: Membership Location: Online Date of event: 19/01/2021 at 11:00-13:00pm

Join Gam Care for a 2-hour interactive members event which raises awareness of harms to young people and women caused by problem gambling.

In keeping with Government guidelines on COVID-19, we are moving all members networking events to online platforms for the foreseeable future for the health and safety of our members, partners and staff. The events will take place on the dates specified and we are working with our partners to deliver the same learning experience to meet our members needs during this time.

Whole-family approach to problem gambling

GamCare (this link will take you away from our website) is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling.

The subject of gambling and its associated harms is currently a hot topic and is acknowledged by health experts as a serious addiction 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 2 hour online training sessions combines Our Youth and Women’s Programmes using a whole family case study approaching and aim to raise awareness and make the issue more identifiable for people working with women and young people.

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of problem gambling issues specific to women and young people
  • Learn about the impacts and risks of problem gambling.
  • Discover screening methods and increase your confidence to ask questions around problem gambling.
  • Gain vital knowledge about referral pathways for support and treatment.

This training will be presented by Charlotte Robb (Youth Outreach Officer) and Jess Kearslake (Women’s Programme Outreach Officer) for Scotland.

This event will be conducted online. The event password and instructions will be sent in advance. To indicate accessibility needs and register your place, please email

Event details


For more details contact

Name:Will Mulholland
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