Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities

For Faith and Community Leaders

Our Free 2.5 hours City & Guilds assured training is for faith and community leaders who work with young people from ethnic minority populations. The programme content centres on an understanding of socio-cultural and religious contexts on shame and stigma relating to gambling harms and, on completion of the workshop, delegates will receive access to our complimentary and downloadable resources. 

Delegates will also be provided with continued support to implement resources from our Training and Engagement Managers and have access to Ygam Alumni, featuring additional sessions on topics such as cryptocurrency, microtransactions and more. 


This UK wide programme aims to raise awareness and address the issue of gambling harm disproportionately affecting people from ethnic minority populations. Workshops are provided to faith and community groups where the content explores gaming and gambling harm amongst minority communities centring on socio-cultural and religious contexts of shame and stigma relating to gambling harms. The workshops aim to empower delegates with the knowledge and skills to deliver their own sessions to young people whilst helping delegates to spot the signs of harm and provide signposting to safeguard young people.  

Learning Outcomes : 

  • You will increase your knowledge and understanding of gambling and gaming and the related harm. 
  • You will understand the triggers and risk factors to gambling and gaming harm for young people in diverse communities. 
  • You will understand the role religion and culture can play in young people’s views and actions in relation to gambling and gaming. 
  • You will recognise the signs of harm and understand what support can be provided. 
  • You will understand what skills and tools can be used to prevent gambling and gaming related harm. 


90% of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds agree that gambling is seen differently within their ethnic cultures than within white British cultures.
Clearview 2019

In addition to our open workshops, we also provide FREE bespoke workshops for faith and community leaders both online and face to face, at a date and time that is convenient for you. All of our training is evidence-led and independently evaluated. To learn more about our bespoke workshops or to book a bespoke workshop, get in touch. 

1 in 2 adults from ethnic minority backgrounds have gambled in the UK in the last 12 months, and around 1 in 4 of these past-year gamblers suffer significant gambling-related harm.
YouGov 2020

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