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The impact of gambling and gaming on mental health: AoC mental health webinar series - Shared screen with speaker view
Rachel Almeida
13:25
Welcome everyone. Let us know where you are watching from
Ellie Faulkner
13:49
Hello! Watching from home in Leeds!
Vickie Burrows
14:01
Hi North Shropshire College, Oswestry, Shropshire
Yasmeen Akhtar
14:19
Hi from Barnet and Southgate College
Phil Meek
14:25
Wiltshire College, Trowbridge Campus
Sam Philp
14:51
Hello from Scunthorpe
Phil Meek
35:03
It may just be me but I have a question/discussion slide on my screen that hasn't changed & doesn't link to what is being talked about...
Faye Barsby
36:08
Same here Phil
Christina Kelleher
37:01
same here
Richard Caulfield
48:05
are colleagues witnessing issues around gaming and gambling in colleges
Cheryl Williams
49:29
Yes, have a young man who I have just identified as gaming for 12 hours... need to support him. Thank you
Rachel O'Riordan
49:38
We have several students whose mental health is impacted due to lack of sleep as they stay up very late gaming
Cheryl Williams
49:54
Student games as he is unable to sleep
Kat Rudd
49:57
sorry joined late.
Laura England
49:58
Had a student who was groomed through online gaming
Karen Hampson
50:31
The fact that we aren't seeing this in college worries me as I am sure that it isn't that it isn't happenming
Lucy Smith
51:18
We have one student who says gaming is her escape and is her social circle (i.e. the people she speaks to online) but she does not see this as an issue. Her mental health has deteriorated dramatically and engagement in her course, but how do we help her see that gaming will be adding to the issue rather than helping as an escape/relief?
Phil Meek
52:28
I'm seeing more issues relating to use of Discord than gaming itself. Which is a concern because it won't be that addiction/mental health decline isn't happening
Richard Caulfield
53:31
thanks - I will pick these up -
Ellie Faulkner
54:23
I think it's important to think about the impact that YouTubers and Twitch streamers are having on young people too... I remember when Jake Paul amongst others were promoting CSO gaming and these specific gambling loot boxes which were a scam, and these people have very young audiences which is very concerning
caroline o'brien
56:45
I am really sorry to have to leave this session but I have to attend a meeting. Thank you for bringing these two topics to the fore, they are so important and in my experience are not discussed enough in colleges and universities. I have lived with the impact of gambling in my family and experienced its destruction first-hand. I have also witnessed the struggle of a gambler trying to get free of his addiction -the temptation and lure of gambling is like no other addiction because the advertising invades every aspect of life and the 'product' is available instantly (unlike drugs and alcohol)
Faye Barsby
58:00
Worked with Game Development and Computing students and one thing that worried me was the forums etc. and the pull towards dark web, where radical political views were normalised; dangerous behaviour encouraged. Saw a lot of students who through gaming online ended up seeking community and friendship in the wrong places.
Yasmeen Akhtar
59:48
Paul Merson springs to mind
Yasmeen Akhtar
01:00:20
He's found talking about it and helping others healing
Yasmeen Akhtar
01:00:54
Yes, please can I slides
Rachel - AoC Events Team
01:00:55
I will circulate the slides and recording this afternoon
caroline o'brien
01:01:07
Ps Just one note re directing higher education students to speak to lecturers/teachers. In larger HE institutions lecturers can be very remote from support services and students neither feel connected to them or able to trust them. I would be more inclined to encourage students toward mentors and wellbeing services. I work in FE currently where thankfully lecturers are more directly involved with students.
Cheryl Williams
01:04:24
what if they live alone?
Ellie Faulkner
01:04:32
Interesting how technology plays into this too - I just set up my old ps1 and there's only so much you can do on it, unlike online gaming or your new machines where you can connect with people all around the world
Christina Kelleher
01:08:38
What help is there for young gamblers / gamers? I'm aware that adults can go to Gamblers anonymous.
Ellie Faulkner
01:09:51
YGAM are great!
Karen Hampson
01:12:49
Who is the link person in GM?
Rachel - AoC Events Team
01:13:38
Noted!
Richard Caulfield
01:14:54
Richard.caulfield@aoc.co.uk
Christina Kelleher
01:15:09
are there educational videos for young people re gambling & gaming risks
Karen Hampson
01:15:12
Will do - thank you
Christopher Pitts
01:15:32
The International Journal for Esports has an October article about the wellness of gaming communities with practical strategies of support, both physical and mental. I'll send you the link Richard if it's of interest to anyone
Sam Cullum
01:16:07
That'd be great Chris
Sam Cullum
01:16:49
Afraid I have another meeting, thanks very much Alex and Richard and to everyone else who raised points
Christina Kelleher
01:17:14
This has been really helpful, it will make me ask different questions when I see students.
Ellie Faulkner
01:18:08
YGAM's presentation covers eSports really well as well
julie wilson
01:19:14
Thank you
Rachel - AoC Events Team
01:19:17
https://www.aoc-services.co.uk/events_and_training/isolationweb/
Sharon Smith
01:19:20
Thank you
Sam Philp
01:19:35
Thank you
Lucy Smith
01:19:40
Thank you
Alison Aprcovic
01:19:46
Thank you
Rachel - AoC Events Team
01:19:48
Let us know any other topics that you would like to us to cover in this series - we'll send a survey as well. Thank you
Phoebe Ryan
01:19:49
Thank you - very helpful
Alexander Cochrane
01:19:52
Thanks everyone . Alex C
Vickie Burrows
01:19:53
Thank You
Ellie Faulkner
01:19:57
Thank you, very interesting and a great talk
Laura England
01:19:58
Thank you
Rachel O'Riordan
01:19:59
Thank you :)
Cheryl Williams
01:20:07
Many thanks
Yasmeen Akhtar
01:20:11
Great session. Thanks