Staying in control of money when gambling

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The content of this lesson has been developed with GamCare, the leading UK provider of free information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling.

This lesson is for students aged 16+, to help them understand the connection between gambling and financial wellbeing. Students will learn about managing risk, making decisions, and seeking support when they need it. Using Miguel’s story, students will investigate the connection between habits and wellbeing as well as how risky decisions do not always pay off.

Using these activities, your class will discover the importance of recognising how beliefs and attitudes can influence behaviour. They will learn to notice signs of concerns and when uncontrolled spending might become a risk.

Resources

  • Staying in control of money when gambling: Lesson plan – for use with a group of students in the classroom
  • Staying in control of money when gambling: Student worksheet – to support students to work through activities

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Understand behaviours around gambling
  • Describe how beliefs and attitudes can influence uncontrolled spending
  • Identify when someone needs to access support for uncontrolled spending
  • Explain what to do if there are concerns for themselves or others

Support:

Anyone who is worried or has concerns following this lesson (for themselves or others) should talk to a trusted adult, such as their parent or teacher.

GamCare provides a dedicated support service for young people who are experiencing issues related to gambling. Young People, Parents, and Professionals can access support through the BigDeal website: https://www.bigdeal.org.uk/get-help or by phoning the National Gambling Helpline free on 0808 8020 133.

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