Problem Gambling Ireland's Services
Problem Gambling Prevention & Education Workshops
These workshops are designed for family members, helping professionals, community groups and others with an interest in increasing their knowledge around the issue of problem gambling and/or providing brief intervention supports to problem gamblers, or simply expanding their knowledge of the risks and warning signs of problem gambling.
We provide 3 types of workshop:
Topics covered in the workshops include:
Youth Gambling Awarness Project (YGAP)
Our Youth Gambling Awareness Programme is designed to help young people understand the risks associated with gambling. We do this from a non-judgmental, harm-prevention and minimisation standpoint. We are aware that many young people gamble, while still underage. In fact, recent research compiled for us by students at Trinity College Dublin, found that 67% of the secondary school students they interviewed (aged 15-18) had already tried gambling.
The aim of this programme is to help young people understand how gambling works (in terms of probability), as well as educating students on the warning signs of a gambling problem and how to act responsibly, if gambling.
We will begin rolling out our programme to Transition Year students from September 2018. The workshop lasts for between 90 minutes and 3 hours (depending on the needs of the school) and we also have a wide range of modules and projects, which teachers can deliver after the workshop has been completed.
The cost of the workshop is €10 per particpant and includes access to the additional teaching and project materials. We also provide ongoing phone and email support to teachers, students and parents.
For further information, email: info[at]problemgambling.ie or call Barry on 089 241 5401.
Workplace Gambling Workshops & Talks
Our Workplace Gambling Workshops are co-facilitated by Barry Grant, addiction counsellor, CEO and Founder of Problem Gambling Ireland - and Tony O'Reilly; a former An Post Manager who came to national attention due to his gambling addiction, in particular an online account with a turnover of 10 million. The unraveling of his life was widely reported, and ultimately he served a prison sentence. Now in recovery, he is working in the counselling field, specialising in the area of gambling addiction and awareness by drawing on his own hard-won experience.
Workplace gambling can have a devastating affect on the individual(s) in question, as well as creating serious reputational damage for the organisation.
Programmes available include:
For more information, email: info[at]problemgambling.ie or call Barry on 089 241 5401.