Our strategy to combat Gambling Related Harms comes from a Public Health approach towards minimisation of harms caused by disordered gambling through different layers of society.

We provide specific interventions at the individual level to safeguard those experiencing immediate problem gambling, to offer signposting and advice to their family and friends, and to strengthen and widen support networks for those individuals and their closest relations.

We work within the community providing advice and education for third sector organisations, Local Authorities and other addiction services tackling Gambling Related Harms in the community.

Our Peer Aid programme, New Beginnings and GOALS are part of the National Gambling Support Network.

We also work independently, and with partner organisations such as GamCare, GambleAware and YGAM, to create public awareness campaigns aimed at alerting the wider society to the possible harms associated with gambling. Using our ‘Lived Experience’ we aim to influence the gambling industry to build a high standard of safety for vulnerable individuals into their products.

The challenges we are aiming to address

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Societal & Commercial

Policy environment and legislation around gambling, corporate norms and guidelines on gambling products, product characteristics, advertising around gambling.

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Characteristics of local areas and cultures, levels of poverty, access to gambling, poor social or cultural capital.

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Families & Societal Networks

Factors in an individual's closest relationships, family breakdown, lack of support, culture of gambling in peer group.

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Individual characteristics, life events, personal history, cognitive factors e.g. motivation, early exposure to gambling, other risky behaviours.

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If you are worried about the amount of time you are gambling, and the impact it's having upon you.

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Get help for a loved one or someone you know who is suffering from gambling-related harm.

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Learn about gambling support services

Here you can find useful links and phone numbers to get the support you need.

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