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All Bets Are Off – Gambling Addiction Recovery Podcast

We recently held a ProtectED Reflections event, Student Financial Wellbeing – Good practice in enabling student financial resilience and dealing with gambling issues, featuring Gamcare. We wanted to give you some further information on gambling issues including first hand accounts of how gambling has disrupted students lives. In April the 'All Bets Are Off' podcast was created as a gambling addiction recovery podcast. They cover a large range of gambling support and personal experiences during their discussions, everything from recovery stories to wanting positive change and re-form. We thought the Gambling Harm Among The Student Population episode, would be of great interest. This podcast e

Starting university without support from your parents

Starting university is challenging and can feel pretty overwhelming at the best of times. There is so much to think about and there will be so many new experiences awaiting you. And this year due to Covid 19 much of the tuition is likely to be online for some time and social distancing rules apply on campus. Hopefully though you are excited and looking forward to it. If you are going into higher education without the support from your parents and maybe also your wider family, you may be wondering about things like: how to finance your studies, where you will live, how to make friends and fit in, as well as how to make sure you keep yourself safe from unwanted contact and interference from yo

Guide for Estranged Students

This fantastic guide has been written by someone who has been through this process and wanted to make the process easier for anyone following a similar path. Eira Wallace told us, "I became estranged at the start of 2016 and left an abusive home with nothing more than a few clothes and the books I had taken to school that day. Since then, I completed my A-Levels, a Bachelor's degree, and a Master's degree. Along the way, I realised how the experiences of estranged students were not well-understood and our needs not catered for. Every time I faced an issue it felt as if I was the first estranged student to have gone through the process. I created this guide in the aim to help other estranged

Student Financial Wellbeing - Good practice in enabling student financial resilience and dealing wit

On Thursday 27 August 2020 we held our fourth ProtectED Reflections webinar, Student Financial Wellbeing - Good practice in enabling student financial resilience and dealing with gambling issues, where we discussed the current struggles that students are facing with their finances, and some of the solutions. We explored what help is out there to address related issues, such as gambling, and how to recognise potentially problematic behaviours. We were pleased to welcome our speakers for this event: Vivi Friedgut, CEO/Founder of Blackbullion, a provider of digital financial education Megan Pengelly, Criminal Justice and Development Manager at Gamcare, the leading national provider of free info

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