Gambling Increases at Christmas and the Bills come in January

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Gambling Increases at Christmas and the Bills come in January – Free CPD 90 minutes CPD accredited training on ‘Women and Gambling Harms’.

One in 12 adults are now directly or indirectly affected by problematic gambling in the UK (National Gambling Commission 2021).  This is often a silent hidden addiction, particularly among women, who may present with debt, mental health issues, domestic abuse or family breakdowns. Professionals often tell us that gambling harms isn’t something they hear much about in their line of work, as women are reluctant to discuss it due to stigma and a feeling of shame.

At GamCare we offer a free 90 minutes webinar, CPD accredited training, funded by the National Gambling Commission, the dates are listed below. Feel free to choose a date and email to receive the zoom link.

Wednesday 11th January 10am

Thursday 19th January 10am

Wednesday 25th January 10am

Monday 30th January 10am

Wednesday 1st February 10am

Wednesday 8th February 10am

Monday 20th February 10am

As a quick overview, the short webinar will look at signs of problematic gambling for women predominately, we discuss  those most at risk and affected, how others are affected by problematic gambling by someone else in the home, and we also give you signposting to all our free services.  GamCare is the leading charity in the UK helping people with problematic gambling or experiencing gambling harms for over 25 years, best known for the National Gambling Helpline.  We are currently delivering sessions to all UK professionals across all public sector groups and charities.

We would also be delighted to attend your networking events or team meetings and deliver a mini session based on your needs if that is easier for you and the team. My colleague and I also deliver sessions on young people/adults gaming and gambling as a combined session with dates available.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to give me a call.  It will be a pleasure to train you and your colleagues.


Clare Leakey

Training and Engagement Lead

South West : Women’s Programme

M:07494 118957


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