This training is directed to those who identify as having experienced gambling harm, are considered appropriate for participation, and wish to have further support in a group setting. This will require a formal assessment and creation of a case file at a designated service. The group process and anticipated outcomes and any additional treatment components will be discussed at assessment. This will be a ‘closed’ group and the facilitator running the groups will initiate the process by introductions, and agreeing group guidelines e.g. active participation, respect and consideration of others etc. Each week of the Coping Skills Training will have an identified theme and participants are encouraged to attend and complete all six weeks.
Week One: Assertiveness and Communication
Week Two: CBT/Management of Feelings
Week Three: Grief and Change
Week Four: Budgeting/Lifestyle/Legal
Week Five: Relaxation and Leisure
Week Six: Relapse Prevention