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Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and families


30/04/2020 09:30




Free member event


Update to our learning programme

As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here.

This list of webinars will be added to regularly so please do revisit the site to see what’s new.

We believe it is important that the sector continues to build resilient networks, share helpful resources and develop the skills our workforce needs to provide high-quality support to children and young people.

As such we will be rescheduling and/or changing the format of our upcoming events. Please note that our Learning and Events team will be in touch with everyone who has booked a place at an April -May event to confirm arrangements.

Our office is now closed and staff will be working from home – you can contact the team using this email

About this event

Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an opportunity to learn all about how problem gaming and gambling affects young people and families. It is delivered by Fast Forward’s Gambling Education Hub.

The training session also provides practice-rich examples of harm-minimisation and group engagement. You will explore how gaming and gambling harms can be addressed and how to include gaming and gambling education in your services for young people and families.

Key learning:

  • Increased gaming and gambling awareness and its impact on young people and families
  • Understanding problem gaming and gambling, its consequences and the links with other risk-taking behaviours
  • Exploring a variety of ways to address gaming and gambling as part of an overall health and wellbeing programme
  • Gaining skills and confidence to deliver gaming and gambling education and prevention activities
  • Increased knowledge of the resources available and of specialised gambling services.

Facilitator bio

Fast Forward was established in 1987 as a charity registered in Scotland and a company limited by guarantee. At the heart of their work is enabling young people to make informed choices about their wellbeing and to live healthier lifestyles.

Fast Forward provide high quality health education and prevention interventions and projects. Their work began in substance use and peer education, and now includes a range of youth health and wellbeing project work, training, consultancy and resources.


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