'Understanding and responding to gambling harms: A brief guide for professionals' online course

Why we developed the 'Understanding and responding to gambling harms' online course

This free course, created in collaboration with RSPH and GambleAware, provides useful guidance for professionals who do not specialise in the treatment of Gambling Disorder, but who work with potentially vulnerable groups. It is particularly useful to those working in social and criminal justice settings including, but not limited to; social workers, employment advisers, GPs, psychologists, and probation officers. Additionally, it is a resource to assist organisational leaders, which at this higher management level is essential to integrate brief interventions and to support workers in responding to gambling harms.

Since its launch in 2018, ‘Understanding and Responding to Gambling Harms’ has been completed by almost 7,000 people including nurses, NHS workers and those in the mental health sector.

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'Brief intervention evidence base'

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'Before offering brief intervention'

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'Motivation and brief intervention'

In Great Britain

almost half the adult population


In the UK those

aged 25 to 34

are the largest percentage of people experiencing Gambling Disorder.

Gamblers are

15 times more likely

to attempt suicide.