Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 30 March

Our first network webinar of 2023 was on 30 March, and focused on ‘Gambling and Gender.’ Speakers highlighted research around who participates in gambling, drivers of women’s participation, as well as the stigma experienced by women who experience harm from gambling. Professor Sharon Collard (University of Bristol) Sharon introduced new research findings on the role…

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We’re hiring – join the Fast Forward team!

Fast Forward is now hiring for the role of Project Officer in the Scottish Gambling Education Hub! We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a trainer – the role will have a focus on working with practitioners, partner organisations, and groups of young people in the youth work and informal education sector. For…

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Details from the Gambling Harms and Homelessness networking event on 20 Jan

Our first networking event in partnership with Simon Community Scotland brought individuals working in the gambling harms and homelessness sectors together. You can view highlights from the day in the video below.   Throughout the event different speakers brought their expertise to build a picture around the intersectionality of gambling harms and homelessness. Adrian Bailey…

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Guest blog: Robert from Highland Council shares top tips for how to have conversations about online safety with young people

In this blog, Robert Quigley from Highland Council shares their journey towards including gambling in their work, and tips for starting conversations with young people about online safety. I was recently honoured to have been asked to speak at the annual Scottish Gambling Education Conference as a keynote speaker, to share the journey that Highland…

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Meet our newest member – Farrah Walji Jiwa

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Farrah Walji Jiwa (farrah@fastforward.org.uk). Farrah joins the team as Project Officer, and will focus on gambling harm prevention in schools, colleges, and universities. Farrah was raised in Texas and moved to the UK just over a decade ago to complete a postgraduate degree in Islamic Studies…

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