If you work with vulnerable groups, there are lots of resources, materials and training to help you identify and respond to gambling harms.
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General Gambling Awareness Resources
Gamcare Problem Gambling – Identification & Brief Advice
Provides in-depth understanding of gambling-related harm, with a focus on key risk factors and how to identify the problem, how to use a brief gambling screen and a range of current referral sources.
GamCare Problem Gambling Awareness Training
This training provides an understanding of gambling-related harm, including signs, symptoms and the impacts of gambling on an individual’s life and those around them.
Gambling Intervention Resources for Specific Vulnerable Groups
GambleAware Resources for Health and Social Care
GambleAware offers a range of resources to help those working in health in social care to understand more about gambling disorders and how to support those experiencing gambling harms.
Resources are wide-ranging and include:
- Maps and statistics
- Brief intervention guide
- Access to online training
GambleAware Resources for Information, Advice and Guidance Professionals
A wealth of information for IAG professionals to assist you in responding to gambling harms including Gambling Vulnerability and FCA Compliance, Beyond the Bet podcast from Citizens Advice, e-learning, case studies, how to help someone with a gambling problem and more...
GambleAware and Citizens Advice (CA) Services
Across Great Britain, the CA network are raising awareness of gambling harms and embedding the processes of identification and brief interventions within daily practice. Online training is available across England and Wales for CA staff and volunteers on understanding and responding to gambling harms via the Action on Gambling Harm programme. In Scotland, the Gambling Support Service(GSS) offers online and in person training provision across the CA network and frontline workers from external organisations. The GSS also supports people to access specialist support and treatment.
YGAM Mindful Resilience Programme for Health Professionals
The Mindful Resilience Programme is a pilot initiative designed to enable health care professionals to access quality training on gambling and gaming harm in children and young people. The programme is designed by psychologists and informed by academics, health professionals, and individuals with lived experience resulting in training that truly delivers.
YGAM Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities for Faith and Community Leaders
Free training and resources aimed at safeguarding young people from ethnic minority populations. The programme content centres on an understanding of socio-cultural and religious contexts on shame and stigma relating to gambling harms. This is a pilot in London and the Home Counties.
Gamcare Working with the Criminal Justice System
GamCare has developed a suite of resources for those in the Criminal Justice System including downloadable leaflets, screening cards and an in-cell activity pack.
GamCare Services for Local Authorities
GamCare offers a range of paid-for training, consultancy, auditing and engagement services, all underpinned by an expert advice and treatment service, which is available completely free of charge across Great Britain.
Gamcare has been particularly active within youth support, women’s services, the criminal justice system and homelessness and employment support sectors.
GamCare and the RAF Benevolent Fund
GamCare has worked with the RAF Benevolent Fund to produce a range of resources to support RAF service people and their families experiencing gambling related harms.
The University of Lincoln Gambling Resources for Homelessness
The University of Lincoln explored cognitive distortions in homeless gamblers – developing both a screen to aid in the identification and recognition of gambling problems and a brief cognitive intervention to minimise the gambling-related harm experienced by this population.
GambleAware Research Library
The GambleAware research function helps to develop knowledge to build evidence about what works for whom.
The comprehensive library – which is free to access - contains research publications, information about current research projects, evaluation publications and information about current evaluation projects.
GambleAware is a grant-making body that commissions treatment and prevention, and research and evaluation. You can ask to be notified of any new invitations to tender.