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Screening for Problem Gambling: free workshop

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Cairns City

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Level 2, 42 Grafton St

Cairns City, QLD 4870

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Are you a counsellor, clinician 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 clinicians to better detect and help their clients with risky gambling behaviours, Lives Lived Well is partnering with the Northern QLD PHN and headspace Cairns to offer free Problem Gambling Screening Workshops in Cairns on Thursday, 22 February 2018.

Attendees have the choice of a morning or afternoon workshop, with both being held at headspace Cairns.

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 90 minute workshop will be delivered by Lives Lived Well's Clinical Services Manager, Gerard Moloney. It 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 brief interventions and self-help

This event is presented in partnership with the Northern Queensland PHN and headspace Cairns.


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