Rockhampton workshop PM - how to screen for problem gambling

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CentacareCQ

Training Room 2

16 Bolsover St

Rockhampton, QLD

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Are you a support worker, counsellor, clinician, allied health professional, nurse or GP working with people with problematic substance use, mental health concerns or both? If so, it's likely there will be underlying issues with problem gambling.

To support you to better detect and help your clients with risky gambling behaviours, Lives Lived Well is offering two free Problem Gambling Screening Workshops in Rockhampton - both on Tuesday 29 October (morning and afternoon).

Why screen for problem gambling?

Research shows that of those people who have a gambling problem 58% will also have a problem with drinking or drugs, while 38% will have a mental health condition. In addition, of those undergoing substance use treatment, 20-30% will have gambling problems. People need support for each problem if they are to make a full recovery and prevent relapse.

The two hour workshop will be delivered by Lives Lived Well's Clinical Services Manager, Gerard Moloney. He will cover:

  • characteristics of problem gambling and the relationship with mental health;

  • the groups most at risk for problem gambling in Queensland

  • the use of the Problem Gambling Severity Index;

  • practice-based strategies including the role of self-help and brief interventions

  • Referral processes to specialist Gambling Help Services.

Some refreshments will be served reflecting the time of day the event is held.

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CentacareCQ

Training Room 2

16 Bolsover St

Rockhampton, QLD

Australia

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