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Wellbeing Café: Women and Gambling Harm
April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this week’s session, Clare Leakey, from GamCare, will be delivering a talk on Women and Gambling Harm. What you can do to help others, and how GamCare can provide support.
GamCare are the leading charity helping people with problematic gambling or experiencing gambling harms. They are currently delivering free sessions to all UK professionals who work with vulnerable people, and they are funded by the National Gambling Commission.
There are around 500,000 problem gamblers in the UK, up to 20% of whom are women. For every person who has a problem with gambling, up to 10 other people can be affected, and women are disproportionately at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm. Gambling-related harm can include debt, relationship difficulties, housing issues, gender-based violence, depression and anxiety, feelings of isolation, and suicidality.
GamCare’s National Gambling Helpline takes over 30,000 calls a year from men and women affected by gambling-related harm and last year over 7,000 people accessed free treatment through our treatment network across England, Scotland and Wales. As you will be aware, problematic gambling is often a silent and hidden addiction, linked to shame and stigma, and women are far less likely to discuss their worries.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91498571105?pwd=ZEZXVXRqSmtEMGpPWUJhRCtZaTEwQT09
Meeting ID: 914 9857 1105 Passcode: 165005