GamCare has confirmed it will provide UK businesses with access to free online training and briefing sessions during Safer Gambling Week 2020.
Commencing the week of November 19, the charity aims to break down social barriers in confronting addiction and behaviours in the workplace by opening its online training modules in support of Safer Gambling Week’s message of ‘stimulating open conversations about safer gambling’.
“According to a Reed in Partnership report (2016), up to ten per cent 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.
Furthermore, GamCare has acknowledged 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 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 while also providing online briefing sessions to UK businesses.
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