Training/Advice Workshop

The impact of gambling – how and where to get support?

Sharing, connecting and celebrating the valuable work of money guidance practitioners in Northern Ireland

Money Guiders NI Network

This is a free event
Join us for our first face to face event with GamCare to learn about the impact of gambling – how and where to get support? Register here:…

About this event

GamCare helpline advisers are hearing that the cost of living is impacting more people’s gambling behaviours- particularly those gamblers who have recovered. Many people are turning to gambling hoping for a quick win or experience negative impacts such as chasing their losses, feeling overwhelmed and not being able to pay their bills.

Come along to Gamcare’s CPD accredited training and:

- See how gambling can move from being a social activity to causing significant harm

- Find out how to spot the signs of gambling related harm and find guidance around offering support

- Understand better the blurred lines between gambling and online gaming

- Find out about persuasive gambling advertising and helping your clients to make informed and safer decisions

- Find out more about the support and treatment services that are available

There will be an opportunity for some Q&A after the presentation.

About the organisation: GamCare

GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide support for young people affected by their own or someone else’s gambling as part of the Young People’s Support Service, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

Who should attend?

All money guidance practitioners who are supporting service users with diffcult conversations and anyone offering guidance to improve the financial wellbeing. It is for practitioners who are dealing with, or might come into contact with, members of the public who may be vulnerable, susceptible or impacted by gambling addictions.

Accessibility & other details

The event is in person and will be hosted in the Crumlin Road Gaol 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 6ST. You will have access to free parking following the signs to the right of the building. We will be providing tea, coffee and light refreshments for the event too.

If you have accessibility requirements, please inform us when you register by emailing [email protected] and we will do our best to meet them.

Participants should always remember to keep their own client and customer details confidential and not disclose personal information about them.

The Money Guidance Competency Framework

This event is designed to help you improve your money guidance practice, developing skills, confidence and knowledge around a specific money related area. Everything that the Money Guiders programme offers centres around the Money Guidance Competency Framework - it's there to help you better understand the full breadth and depth of money related issues that fall outside of the regulated financial advice service sector - the things you talk to your customers about.

Which part of the competency framework applies to the event?

Foundation Level - Signposting customers and Safeguarding: all practitioners – no matter their job role – must be able to elicit simple, factual information from the customer in order to signpost them to appropriate sources of further support, advice or information.

Before attending this session, you could spend some time considering the challenges you face in your work, specifically when you provide help and guidance to your clients or service users around money issues.

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53-55 Crumlin Road
Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre
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