Free CPD session on the topic of youth gambling and problem gambling.
The training is open to practitioners who engage with young people under the age of 25 in the informal education sector – e.g. youth workers, CLD workers, youth leaders, practitioners in recovery and support services and others similar roles supporting young people’s health and wellbeing
The training will support participants to:
increase their awareness regarding gambling and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing;
better understand what problem gambling is and its relationship with other risk-taking behaviours;
recognise the signs and consequences of problem gambling;
increase their knowledge of resources available (such as Fast Forward’s Gambling Education Toolkit);
find information on additional support and specialized services;
explores ways to include gambling in the range of issues that services already address;
strengthen their skills and confidence to deliver gambling education and prevention activities.
This training is part of Fast Forward’s new Gambling Education Hub: http://www.fastforward.org.uk/projects/gedhub/
The mission of the Hub is to make it possible for every young person in Scotland to have access to gambling education and prevention opportunities. The Hub regularly organises regional CPD events across Scotland. Additional sessions and bespoke trainings can be arranged according to need and demand.
The Hub also runs the Gambling Education and Prevention Small Action Fund: a new funding stream available to youth groups aged 12 – 25, who will be able to apply for up to £500 to design and implement their own local gambling education initiatives – more information on this will be provided to those attending this CPD session.