The Aldgate Partnership

Addicted to the win? Gambling, mental health and the workplace workshop

Gambling is rising up the public health agenda – approximately 2.5 million adults in the UK partake in risky or problem levels of gambling, which can result in significant harm for the individual, their family, social networks, community and society. The proliferation of gambling shops and online betting sites and apps in recent years is particularly harmful for those who are already at-risk.

Date: Thursday 13 June

Time: 8:15 – 11am

Location: ISG Plc, Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AG

Some people working in the City, due to the risk-taking nature of their jobs, are inherently more likely to develop a gambling problem. There have been some high-profile cases of City workers gambling assets belonging to their employers. In addition, risky levels of gambling can create personal finance issues, which can also result in poor mental wellbeing.

 

This free workshop, hosted by the City of London Corporation’s Business Healthy, will address the legal and health/ duty of care challenges surrounding gambling within the workforce and is aimed at HR leads in the City of London. National charity GamCare will be delivering a problem gambling awareness presentation and City law firm Squire Patton Boggs will present on employers’ duty of care and the legal context.

 

Breakfast and networking opportunities will be available.

 

Places are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to book a place, visit the Eventbrite page here.