GamCare has announced that it will offer UK businesses access to free online training and briefing sessions during Safer Gambling Week 2020, which is scheduled for 19-25 November.
The charity opens its online training modules to businesses supporting Safer Gambling Week’s objective of ‘stimulating open conversations about safer gambling’.
GamCare states that it seeks to break down social barriers in confronting gambling addiction and behaviours within workplace environments.
“According to a Reed in Partnership report (2016), up to 10% of working adults have experience of problems gambling can cause in the workplace, including loss of concentration, low productivity and absence, criminal activity (including theft and fraud) and impacts on mental wellbeing” GamCare highlighted.
Of further concern, GamCare acknowledges that employees day-to-day environments have drastically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with staff potentially being furloughed or holding anxieties of financial worries, isolation or boredom.
During Safer Gambling Week, GamCare will open its online briefing sessions to all UK businesses helping staff understand how problem-gambling impacts their teams.
In addition, GamCare will train employees on how to spot addictive behaviours and how to start conversations on gambling addiction, using tools to further support the prevention of gambling harms.
To register for a free GamCare briefing session throughout Safer Gambling Week or for more information on bespoke training please visit eventbrite.co.uk/o/gamcare-13212358605