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Are young people staking their mental health on gambling?
23 April 2024

10 am – 12 pm

The English Gambling Education Hub invites you to join our next event dedicated to examining the impact of gambling and gambling-like behaviour on the mental wellbeing of young people. Our health is arguably one of the most valuable things we own – so why would we gamble with it?

For many young people, bets with friends are part of everyday life, woven into our language and actions – often this is viewed as little more than healthy competition. However, gambling possesses the potential to inflict harm, ranging from heightened stress and anxiety to significant declines in mental health, sometimes leading to catastrophic outcomes. Join us to explore how gambling and mental health are inextricably linked.

This session will focus on understanding the direct influence and detrimental effects onthe mental health of young people. By addressing the intersection of gambling, gambling-like behaviours and mental health, we will raise awareness, foster dialogueand promote collaborative efforts to support young people.

This event is for anyone working with young people and wondering how gambling fits into the wider digital landscape. We will take forward our insights into a consensus of opinion and to develop some recommendations and guidance for best practice.