Gambling Host Harm Minimisation Training and Resources - Invitiation to attend train-the-trainer workshop for clubs

18 May 2017

The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) have now finalised the Gamble Host Harm Minimisation training and resources and are looking forward to rolling this out over a number of train-the-trainer workshops.

These sessions are specifically designed to support those who provide harm minimisation training for venue staff. They will also be of interest to other individuals and organisations working across in the gambling sector, including Class 4 society staff, club managers, Class 4 venue managers (who provide training to their staff), and problem gambling service providers.


To roll out the new training materials to organisations and individuals who provide training to Class 4 venue staff, so they:

  • Are confident at deliver the training package
  • Understand how to adapt the training according to the needs and experience of the venue staff member being trained and other requirements (e.g. time available for training), and
  • Are familiar with the whole package of resources produced for venues (including the Gamble Host pack and harm minimisation policy template) and how these form a comprehensive package of support for venues.

Time, date and location:

All sessions will be three hours long.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 8 June 2017 1.30pm-4.30pm Wellington
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 1.30pm-4.30pm Auckland
Friday, 16 June 2017 9.30am-12.30pm Christchurch
Friday, 23 June 2017 1.30pm-4.30pm Dunedin

The Health Promotion Agency will be able to provide confirmation of venues and times in the next couple of weeks but wanted to ensure that you had these dates in your diaries so you can make necessary arrangements.

Cost to attend:

Attendance is free.

Individuals and organisations are responsible for any costs associated with attending sessions (flights, accommodation, parking etc.). Tea and coffee will be provided.

Additional information:

To book your place please contact Clare Lawrence, C.lawrence@hpa.org.nz

You will receive a confirmation of your registration. If sessions are full, priority will be given to individuals and organisations who provide gamble harm minimisation training to venue staff. Please note that we are also offering workshops for societies so if you are unable to make the clubs focused session, please contact Clare Lawrence (c.lawrence@hpa.org.nz)

The training package, standardised harm minimisation policy template and accompanying resources will be available on the Choice-not-chance website shortly. We will let you know as soon as these are available.

If you have any questions or would like to be included in future circulations about this training, please don’t hesitate to contact Clare Lawrence using the details listed below.

Clare Lawrence
Health Promotion Agency
Phone: 04 917 0060

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