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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Begin delivery of 'Mindful Resilience' programme to build the understanding, skills and capabilities of health care professionals in primary care networks and mental-health related Third Sector organisations to enable better awareness, screening and sign-posting support for individuals. (YGAM, BKM, Bournemouth Uni)

Updates

April 2021

Target audience expanding to include health and social care. Programme still in its development phase but delivery scheduled for May 2021.

November 2020

YGAM and BetKnowMore are working with Bournemouth University to deliver the 'Mindful Resilience' programme for healthcare professionals, and have appointed the Clinical Lead / Programme Manager for this project. The programme aims to train 504 GPs / Mental Health Practitioners, who will reach 252,000 vulnerable people.

The Mindful Resilience programme is set to start in November 2020, and has three strategic priorities:

  • (i) build the understanding, skills and capabilities of health care professionals in primary care networks and mental health-related Third Sector organisations to enable better awareness, screening and sign-posting support for individuals. This will be achieved by developing and then delivering evidence-based & externally accredited training content to professionals

  • (ii) lead an awareness campaign aimed at professionals to build awareness and relevance of this project within the mental-health sector

  • (iii) through qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods share insight and learning with a broad range of stakeholders including Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS); Gambling Commission; Parliamentarians; National Health Service (NHS) mental health services and Third Sector mental-health charities.

  • YGAM leads new programme to train GPs on gambling & gaming addiction (opens in new tab)

  • YGAM appoints Doctor of Psychology to lead new programme for health professionals (opens in new tab)

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