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Mental Health and Debt: Spotlight on Compulsive Behaviours and Dependencies (Microsoft Teams)

Course Code
Course Types
Webinar, Training Event (TBC)

This event will explore mental health and debt in relation to compulsive behaviours and dependencies.  

Our local colleagues from CGL, Breakeven, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and Brighton Housing Trust will share their knowledge about the specialist services they work for, specific compulsive behaviours and dependencies and linking this to money and mental health. The thread of understanding compulsive behaviours and dependencies through the lens of trauma will run throughout.

The programme will include spotlight sessions on:

·        a trauma-informed understanding of compulsive behaviours and addictions

·        drugs and alcohol                                                                                         

·        gambling                                                                                                                   

·        online gaming                                                                                                                

·        compulsive shopping

The aim is to increase our understanding of specific behaviours and dependencies, how they interact with money and mental health and where to refer people locally for support with these issues.

Start Date
Wednesday 25 May 2022
End Date
Wednesday 25 May 2022
10:00 - 12:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of the session you will have raised awareness and understanding of:-

•      Mental health and money issues linked to compulsive behaviours and addictions

•      Specialist services across Brighton and Hove

•      Gambling

•      Online gaming

•      Drugs and alcohol abuse and dependencies

•      Compulsive shopping

•      Trauma informed understanding of addictions


Additional information
Relevant for:

Professionals working across Brighton and Hove who support people with issues around debt and mental health including support workers, money advisors, social workers, mental health practitioners, support workers, line managers.

Webinar programme

Welcome and introduction- Bernadette Alves, Public Health, Brighton & Hove City Council

Trauma-informed approaches to compulsive behaviours & Understanding drugs and alcohol dependencies- Dave McNamara, Change Grow Live

10:40-10:50  BREAK

10:50-11:20  Using lived experience to deliver support to minimise gambling and online gaming related harm – Ian Semel, Breakeven

11:20-11:40  Wellbeing service, compulsive behaviours & dependencies-Tara Cox & Paula Hearne                        Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

11:40-11:50  Closing comments– Paul Ross-Dale, Welfare, Revenues & Business Support, Brighton & Hove City Council

Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / For anyone where relevant to role / Foster Carers / Health / Housing Services / Managers / Mental Health Services / New Starters
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Trainer TBC A
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