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eLearning: Understanding and Responding to Gambling-Related Harms
This free e-learning course has been developed with the Royal Society for Public Health as a resource to assist workers to provide brief intervention to address gambling-related harms. It also contains an optional topic for organisational leaders wishing to set up and implement the processes necessary to support workers to provide intervention. The programme is aimed at professionals who do not specialise in the treatment of gambling problems and may be most suitable to those working in health, social and criminal justice settings. Example roles include health promotion workers, social workers, employment advisers, psychologists, probation officers.
The programme covers:
• What is a brief intervention?
• How to provide a brief intervention
• Important considerations and responding to affected others
• Requirements at an organisational level (optional topic)
• Resources to aid brief intervention
The programme can be completed in two hours.
Brief Intervention - A guide for professionals
This Guide is aimed at professionals who are non-specialists in the treatment of problem gambling, but who work with potentially vulnerable groups. It provides an overview of brief intervention for gambling-related harm. It offers practical tips on identifying a problem, how to talk to someone about their gambling, offering immediate brief support and when to signpost to specialist services.
In this Guide, you will find:
The Guide is available to download here.
Youth education materials
The Demos pilot intervention in secondary schools across England and Wales with pupils aged 14-15 aimed to teach and minimise the risks associated with gambling and signpost where to go for help and support. These lessons designed by Demos, the PSHE Association, The Mentor Foundation UK (Mentor UK), the CNWL Problem Gambling Clinic and a range of independent teachers/advisers were designed to build up the resilience of teenagers to the risks related to gambling. These PSHE quality assured resources are for use by teachers, youth workers and those working with young people.
They are available to download here:
Gambling education teaching resource booklet
Gambling education teaching resources slide presentation
Fast Forward, the Scottish youth education charity, developed a range of resources about youth gambling and problem gambling, to help practitioners who work with young people to design and deliver activities linked to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
The toolkit can be accessed via the Fast Forward website here: http://fastforward.org.uk/gamblingtoolkit/
Gambling and homelessness
The University of Lincoln explored cognitive distortions in homeless gamblers – developing both a screen to aid in identification and recognition of gambling problems and a brief cognitive intervention to minimise the gambling-related harm experienced by this population.
The full report is available to download Gambling and homelessness: Developing an information sheet, screening tool and resource sheet
The tools developed for use by homelessness practitioners are available to download here:
Homelessness and gambling - Information sheet and screening tools