Robin has just broken up with their partner and has moved into supported accommodation.  They started playing the puggies in the pub and have recently downloaded a betting app to play slots on their phone when the pub is closed.  They are finding they have more time on their hands in the evenings as normally they would have been spending time with their partner.  Robin had one big night on the betting app and lost the money put aside for their electricity bill.  This is the first time that anything like this has ever happened.  They are embarrassed and haven’t shared this with anyone. 

  • What do think the potential harms for Robin are? 
  • How would we open up the discussion around gambling with Robin? 
  • How would you support Robin to understand their gambling and the potential harms? 
  • What support services or resources, if any, would you suggest for Robin?