Free training: Preventing Gambling Harms to young people

Tuesday, 6 December, 2022 - 10:00

Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities (PGHDC) was set up in 2021 by YGAM, a UK charity, to equip faith and community Leaders in London and surrounding counties with the knowledge and tools to have purposeful and informed conversations with young people about this important (if often overlooked) public health issue. 

The PGHDC team, in partnership with Redbridge CVS, will deliver a free online workshop for all Redbridge voluntary, community and faith groups: 10.00am to 12.30pm, Tuesday 6th December 2022. 

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Recent research has shown there is a need to take a preventative approach to gaming and gambling harms:



  • Women experiencing high levels of gambling harm are much more likely to be younger (aged 18-34), and from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background (YouGov/GambleAware, 2020)


  • 90% of children & young people from a BAME background say there is a difference in how gambling is perceived in ethnic and white cultures (ClearView/GambleAware, 2019)



PGHDC raises awareness of these issues by delivering free, City & Guilds-assured workshops that cover topics including:

  • Gaming and Gambling Harms
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • The Role of Religion and Culture 
  • Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Spotting Signs of Harm
  • Signposting Help and Support.

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