EPIC Risk Management at the Festival of Education 2021

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Globally leading gambling harm minimisation consultancy, EPIC Risk Management is delighted to partner with the Festival of Education 2021, the UK’s leading professional development event for teachers and education professionals.

Patrick Foster, Director of UK and the Rest of the World at EPIC Risk Management, will be hosting the session ‘Gambling, Online Gaming and Addiction – Awareness, Education and Protection’ at Friday Fests on June 25th.

Free to watch, the festival will take place virtually across two weeks between June 16th and June 30th. The event, with headline and core partners such as Pearson Education, BBC Bitesize and Teach First, will present leading educationalists and speakers of international renown to host inspiring sessions.

Uniquely combining impactful, real-life stories with industry research and experience, Patrick and EPIC Risk Management deliver market-leading education, prevention, and awareness talks.

Sessions, specifically tailored for students, teaching staff and parents, focus on the identification of gambling harm, and interaction with those at risk of harm, aiming to improve people’s understanding and help them make more informed decisions.

EPIC Risk Management is passionate about investing in young people and see great importance in, not only working with students to offer practical advice but, working alongside teachers and professionals to recognise signs and help safeguard students.

It is even more important today, with the Covid-19 pandemic, to recognise signs of gambling and gaming harm amongst young people. Difficulties faced such as spells of isolation and increased boredom could lead to people engaging with such online behaviour.

Speaking on the festival, Patrick Foster commented: “I am looking forward to working with the Festival of Education 2021 at Friday Fests. It is imperative to work with the education sector to increase awareness around gambling harms and gaming, so I hope this session will be both powerful and eye-opening to such an important demographic.”

EPIC Risk Management’s ‘Gambling, Online Gaming and Addiction – Awareness, Education and Protection’ session will take place between 9.30 and 10.20 on Hopin, the digital platform and virtual venue.

Learn more about Hopin here: https://hopin.com/