Gaming & Gambling Harms Training for Healthcare Professionals

Health, Medical, Mental Health

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The recent PHE (now OHID) review states the prevalence of gambling among children and young people is higher than using e-cigarettes, smoking tobacco cigarettes, or taking illegal drugs, and there may also be a relationship between these other harmful activities and gambling. The report also identifies that impulsivity, substance use, being male, and depression are risk factors for harmful gambling. The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has worked with partners in healthcare and academia to develop the Mindful Resilience Programme, to deliver training to NHS staff, mental health nurses, doctors, and other children’s health providers, and those in training; equipping delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to help prevent gambling and gaming harms from devastating patients’ lives. This interactive workshop is currently only eligible for healthcare professionals and those in training in Greater London and the Home Counties.

What you will learn

Aims of the interactive workshop:

  • Build understanding of gaming and gambling-related harms
  • Reduce stigmatising attitudes and barriers to seeking help
  • Enable earlier identification and referral

Achieved by covering:

  • Gaming and gambling terminology and barriers to seeking support
  • Behavioural addiction, under 25s at risk, signs of harm and risk factors
  • What practitioners can do next and working together to build a plan
  • Delegates receive a resource pack with assessment tools and details of support organisations

What you require

Access to the internet and a PC/laptop