Youth, Gambling, and Gaming, What's the problem?!

Sarah Campagnolo, Southern Public Health Promoter

The session will cover the harm associated with gambling and how youth are at risk. Things like the deliberate manipulation of 'pokies' to promote addictive behaviour, funding problems, etc We will cover gaming, what are the problems in gaming, what are the benefits. The main focus will be in recognising gaming and gambling harm in ourselves and others, it's potential causes, what we can do to minimise it, prevent it and support ourselves and others through it. People should be able to walk a way with a greater understanding of the social and political issues associated with gambling, a greater understanding of how addictions effect the brain and some wellbeing techniques that don't involve being perfect.

Hamish Keown