Learn how to screen for problem gambling – host a free workshop in your workplace or register for a free online short course

Are you a counsellor or clinician wanting to know more about how to screen for problem gambling? If you see people for drug or alcohol dependency or mental health conditions, it is possible your client is also dealing with an underlying issue of problem gambling that is perhaps going undetected.

Research indicates that 58% of problem gamblers also have an alcohol or other drugs issue, and 38% have mental health conditions. To address the impact of problem gambling on the community, it is important for clinicians to start screening and to have the tools and approaches to do so.

Free training is now being offered to provide clinicians with the tools to help screen and identify people who are experiencing gambling problems. The training covers:

  • characteristics of problem gambling
  • the relationship with substance use and mental health
  • Problem Gambling Severity Index
  • the use of brief interventions
  • and practice-based strategies.

Organise a workshop, or participate in our online course

Training facilitator, Lives Lived Well’s Gambling Screening Training Coordinator, Emma Gawthorne, is now available for bookings to visit your workplace or community and run free face-to-face training. The sessions run for two hours and include online resources. If interested in making use of this opportunity, email [email protected].

An online course is also available. The free session provides the same workshop content at a time that suits you. You can access this via our online education system.

Upcoming events

All of our Problem Gambling Screening and Brief Intervention Workshop dates can be found on our EventBrite page.

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