Published 13/11/2019 by Claire Gilbert
GamCare is a charity offering advice and support around problem gambling, offering a helpline, online forum and a range of treatments. GamCare has recently received funding for a new programme to reach more vulnerable women affected by gambling problems across England, Scotland and Wales. Each year around 30% of callers to the National Gambling HelpLine are women, and the number of calls has increased significantly over the last five years. Approximately half of women call about their own gambling and half about someone else’s gambling, and around 21% of clients in GamCare treatment services are female.
This Can Happen - award winning conference on Mental Health in the Workplace - returns on 25th November, attracting delegates from 150+ companies to share, learn, and discuss practical solutions for dealing with workplace mental health. The UK's largest corporate mental health event features 20+ sessions and over 80 speakers from diverse industries and will address critical issues such as The Future Workplace, Faith & Diversity, Grief, Post Natal Depression and the Importance of Internal Communications.Podcasts also available on website.
Easy Read makes complicated government information more accessible to disabled people living with learning barriers. The format of the guides is easy to understand because it uses simple, jargon free language, shorter sentences and supporting images, concentrating on the main points of a document so people can understand the key issues and make decisions if necessary.
The PSU is opening a part-time satellite service in Southend-on-Sea.
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Search for a legal adviser or family mediator with a legal aid contract in England and Wales.
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We are starting to create a signposting page with links for finding free legal advice around the UK. If you are aware of any websites we can add to this page please use the comment feature below or email email@example.com.
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