Fully funded training – Women and Gambling Related Harms

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Hello,

My name is Rachel Simm and I am the Training and Engagement lead for the Women’s Programme in the North West for GamCare.

My role involves delivering fully funded and CPD accredited training to professionals and volunteers who work directly and indirectly women and delivering awareness raising sessions to community groups.

GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, and we have received additional funding to deliver a two-year, nationwide Women’s Programme

Research suggests that only a tiny proportion of women affected by gambling-related harm are currently reaching out for support. 

We are concerned that many people still think of gambling as a ‘male issue’, and that stigma and shame prevent women from coming forward.  

My role is to provide FREE training, resources and ongoing support to staff, volunteers and professionals in organisations across the North West to help them recognise and respond to signs of gambling-related harm so that more women are empowered to access treatment and support services. 

Currently we offer a two-hour online interactive workshop or a half day face to face session, which explores harms to women, caused by problem gambling and routes into support and treatment. 

This workshop aims to help make problem gambling more identifiable for practitioners working with women in both generic and gender specific services.

These can be booked on Eventbrite for individuals: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rachel-simm-33356849825 or we can organise something more specific for your organisation at a time and venue (or online) to suit you.

I look forward to hearing from you, feel free to share this with your networks and if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Rachel Simm (She/Her)

Women’s Programme: Training and Engagement Lead – North West Region

M: 07397224948

E: Rachel.Simm@gamcare.org.uk