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Identification & Brief Advice - For Universities

A survey by Save the Student showed that one in ten UK university students has gambled in an attempt to make money. The latest Gambling Commission report on participation and attitudes to gambling in the UK also identified that 7.9% of 16-24 year olds are at-risk of developing a gambling problem.

Online gambling has undoubtedly made gambling more accessible, and students may not only have access to lump sums of cash for the first time, but a lot of free time on their hands. Coupled with the emotional turmoil of perhaps being away from home for the first time, potentially in a new area, loneliness and even boredom, and gambling can certainly be a temptation. If an individual isn't fully aware of the risks associated with gambling, has family members who have normalised problematic gambling behaviour or isn't in a good state of mind generally, the risk of developing a problem with gambling increases.

Who is this training for?

This training is relevant to all staff members at universities who interact with students. You may be working in the student finance department, or you may be a clinician or welfare worker. Our training team is well placed and equipped with the skills and knowledge to offer problem gambling advice, intervention and treatment information.

This training will:

  • Provide your staff with the knowledge and skills to identify students who may have problem gambling issues. 
  • To provide practical communication skills to invite students to discuss their gambling
  • Empower staff to know when and how to make brief interventions
  • Equip staff with the knowledge of which service(s) to signpost to

Training Summary

Our training programmes are interactive and we tailor training content to the needs of individual universities. We have designed this course to increase awareness and understanding of problem gambling, provide brief screening tools, brief intervention advice and knowledge of help available.

For more information about training workshops we can provide for universities, contact us here: 

Identification & Brief Advice - For Universities Application Form