Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme Workshop

Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
Microsoft Teams
Organised/hosted by: 
Rachel Bonser

Free CPD accredited Gambling and Online Gaming Awareness workshop for organisations in the South West of England.

Safeguarding issues such as smoking, drinking alcohol, illegal drug use, sexual health and mental health are frequently spoken about, but gambling is not. It may surprise you to know that the Gambling Commission estimates there are about 55,000 children and young people classed as problem gamblers. The Gambling Commission figures show 11% of 11 – 16 yr olds spent their own money on gambling in the last week. This is compared to 16% drinking alcohol, 7% using e-cigarette, 6% smoking tobacco and 5% taking illegal drugs. In our experience, many adults working with, or supporting, young people do not have conversations with young people about gambling because it’s not an issue they are aware of, or because they feel they don’t have the knowledge or confidence to do so. These are problems this training aims to resolve.

This workshop will teach you to:

Identify the impacts, signs, and symptoms of a gambling problem.

Interact with a young person about problem gambling and screen for it.

Inform young people about where and how to get help.

Understand the connection with online gaming and gambling, for example, Loot Boxes/Crates.

This FREE 90-minute workshops is CPD accredited and will leave you more confident in your knowledge of gambling and digital harms.

How to book: 

Please book via Eventbrite:


Contact name: 
Rachel Bonser