GamCare are the leading charity helping people with problematic gambling or experiencing gambling harms. We are currently delivering free sessions to all UK professionals who work with vulnerable people, and are funded by the National Gambling Commission. This free training lasting approx 90 minutes can be obtained via single zoom sessions on:
2nd June at 2pm,
7th June at 2pm,
16th June at 10.00am or
23rd June at 10.00am
A session can be booked by emailing Clare.Leakey@gamcare.org.uk
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.  Problematic gambling is often a silent and hidden addiction, linked to shame and stigma, and women are far less likely to discuss their worries.