For Service Providers
Problem Gambling: A guide for helping people experiencing poverty
With Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Good Shepherd Ministries, the Gambling and Poverty Hub at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions co-developed a manual to guide social and health service providers working with people who have low incomes, housing concerns and concerns with gambling.
Problem Gambling Training Video
This video was produced in partnership with Good Shepherd Ministries to equip service providers with more information on programming for people experiencing problem gambling and poverty/homelessness.
This training module was created to enhance service providers’ knowledge and skills so that they’re able to work more effectively with low income and homeless adults who are experiencing problem gambling.
This presentation was created to enhance service providers’ knowledge and skills so that they’re able to work more effectively with low income and homeless adults who are experiencing problem gambling.
For Service Users
See here for the pamphlet we created for women experiencing concerns with gambling. It is strength-based and female-specific, providing information about how and why women may gamble, the link between problem gambling and other complex needs, how to manage gambling urges, and helplines and resources. This pamphlet was produced within our Raising Awareness project.
Don’t Leave it to Chance: Problem Gambling Facts for Youth
A pamphlet for youth was also developed in part with our Raising Awareness project. It takes a harm-reduction approach to gambling, but also aims to increase awareness among youth about gambling-related harms. It discusses the ways youth may gamble, how gambling works, why people gamble, how to spot when it’s becoming a problem, how to play smart, and helplines and resources.
Webinar: Exploring the link between gambling and poverty
Watch this webinar, created by Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO), for an introduction to Dr. Matheson’s gambling and poverty research.