‘It is estimated there are 350,000 problem gamblers in the UK and this number is rising with how well advertised gambling companies are and how easy it is to access their services.
In order to try and raise awareness of the problem the Gambling Support Service delivered by Citizens Advice Wirral is offering free training sessions on what is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue.
The training, lasting an hour and a half looks at a background to gambling, how and why people gamble and how big the industry is along with defining and identifying gambling related harms. We finally cover the help and support available for both the problem gambler and the affected other.
The sessions are aimed at front line staff and volunteers but also suitable for anyone managing a team.
We also provide shorter awareness raising presentations suitable for teams meetings and community events.
For those interested please contact James Callaway at [email protected]‘