GamCare’s youth initiative reaches 100k young people
GamCare has recently announced that its initiative aimed at educating the youth on the risks of gambling has reached more than 100 thousand young people.
GamCare originally started the program back in the spring of 2020 with several regional partners throughout the United Kingdom. The initiative provides people working with the youth, such as teachers and other similar professionals, with training to help the youth learn about the risks of the pastime and make informed decisions about it.
The initiative’s workshops are held in collaboration with the youth-focused gambling charity Ygam and provide a further testament to GamCare’s dedication to minimizing the harms of problem gambling across the UK. These workshops help professionals better address the prevalence of problematic gambling behaviors among the youth in the country, focusing on the UK’s youth problem gambling rate of almost 1%.
The workshops commonly cover the negative impacts of gambling harm on young people and their families, along with raising awareness of the gambling help services available in the UK.
GamCare mentioned that in addition to reaching more than 100 thousand young people, the initiative has also provided training to more than 25 thousand professionals who work with the youth in schools and other facilities.