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Information about GambleAware-hosted events can be found below.

GambleAware Annual Conference

GambleAware's 9th Annual Conference is due to take place on 8 December 2021. This year, the theme of the event will be on 'Collaboration in the Prevention of Gambling Harms'.

To find out more about the event and the call for proposals for speaking opportunities, please our conference page here.

Any questions about the conference, please email events@gambleaware.org.

Webinar Series

14th July 2021 - Exploring how financial institutions can use customer transactional data to detect and prevent gambling harm

GambleAware hosted an event on 14th July 2021 at 10am, on the topic of gambling and finance. During the session, we heard from: 

  • Helen Undy, Chief Executive of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, who chaired the session. 
  • Dr Simon McNair, Advisor - Consumer Markets & Business at the Behavioural Insights Team, who shared highlights from two reports they produced using HSBC and Monzo data that examined what customer transactional data can show us about gambling habits.
  • Professor Sharon Collard, Professor of Personal Finance and Research Director
    Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol, who talked through a new guide produced for financial institutions, including the main recommendations banks should take forward.
  • Natalie Ledward, Head of Vulnerable Customers at Monzo, who shared her view on the new research and guide, including how it will impact their work going forward to help prevent their customers from experiencing gambling harm.

The event is also available to view on demand here

Four presenters seen on the screen
Four presenters seen on the screen
Four presenters seen on the screen

27th May 2021 - Understanding how to estimate gambling prevalence and identifying the reported demand for treatment and support at a local level across Great Britain

GambleAware hosted an event on 27th May at 10am. During the session, we heard from:

  • Prof. Patrick Sturgis from the London School of Economics, who shared highlights from the recently published methodology review into gambling prevalence.
  • Dr Amy Sweet from GambleAware who shared details and previewed the new interactive maps GambleAware published, which can be used to identify the reported demand for treatment and support across Great Britain.
  • Jo Evans from Greater Manchester Combined Authority who shared her experience of using data at a local level and the importance of an evidence based approach when responding to gambling harms.
Webinar - Estimating gambling prevelance & identifying treatment needs across Great Britain.
Webinar - Estimating gambling prevelance & identifying treatment needs across Great Britain.
Webinar - Estimating gambling prevelance & identifying treatment needs across Great Britain.

28th April 2021 - GambleAware's new five-year Organisational Strategy: Working to achieve a society where everyone is safe from gambling harms

The event was chaired by Kate Lampard CBE chair of GambleAware, and featured GambleAware’s CEO Zoë Osmond, Interim Director of Commissioning Dr Jane Rigbye, Director of Research Alison Clare & PR & Communications Manager Sarah Evans.

During the event, speakers discussed and shared:

  • The rationale and reasons behind GambleAware's new vision to see a society where everyone is safe from gambling harms.
  • GambleAware's four new strategic priorities and objectives, alongside an overview of the new Commissioning Strategy.
  • A summary of the new Research, Data and Evaluation Strategy, including how this will be used to support the new Commissioning Strategy.
Webinar - GambleAware's new five-year Organisational Strategy
Webinar - GambleAware's new five-year Organisational Strategy
Webinar - GambleAware's new five-year Organisational Strategy

25 March 2021 - Webinar on Youth and Gambling 

The event was chaired by Simone Vibert, Senior Public Affairs and Policy Analyst, Children’s Commissioner and featured presentations from Kenny Imafidon, Co-Founder & Managing Director at ClearView ResearchKev Clelland, Operations Director at YGAM; Warren Hughes, Project Manager (Scottish Gambling Education Hub) at Fast Forward; Alexa Roseblade, Senior Programme Manager (Youth Programme) at GamCare and Lou Moseley, Senior Service Manager at GamCare.

During the event, contributors discussed and shared:

  • The youth and ethnic minority experience in relation to reducing stigma and harm related to gambling.
  • What the Scottish Gambling Education Hub do, how delivery has changed due to Covid-19 and what the impact has been.
  • An overview of the first year of delivery of the Young People’s Prevention Programme and an introduction to GamCare’s new Young People’s Treatment Service.
Webinar on Youth and Gambling
Webinar on Youth and Gambling
Webinar on Youth and Gambling

December 2020 - Ethnicity and Gambling: building an understanding of demand for and access to treatment and support across Great Britain

During the webinar, contributors discussed the latest findings from YouGov’s secondary analysis of the Treatment and Support Survey data, which looks specifically at gambling among Black, Asian and minority ethnic adults. The webinar also provided attendees the opportunity to explore the following themes:

  • Improving equity of access to gambling treatment services
  • Community based approaches to supporting affected others
  • Understanding regional differences in the prevalence of gambling harms amongst minority ethnic groups

The event was chaired by Bianca Bailey Wilson, Research, Change & Educational Consultant and featured Briony Gunstone, Research Director, Public Sector and NfP, YouGov and Kishan Patel, Co-host, All Bets Are Off Podcast, Expert by Experience and Medical Student, Imperial College London.

Webinar on Ethnicity and Gambling
Webinar on Ethnicity and Gambling
Webinar on Ethnicity and Gambling

October 2020 - National Gambling Treatment Service

As part of its monthly webinar series, GambleAware held an event on 29 October 2020, featuring a summary of the National Gambling Treatment Service Annual Statistics for 2019/20. Info about the advice/support given by the National Gambling Helpline & take-up of stimulus control through GAMSTOP’s self-exclusion service will be discussed. More information is here and the webinar can be viewed below.

Webinar on NGTS Annual Statistics 2019/20
Webinar on NGTS Annual Statistics 2019/20
Webinar on NGTS Annual Statistics 2019/20

September 2020 - Bet Regret

Safer gambling campaign: We hosted a webinar specifically focused on the launch of the new campaign. Find more information here and listen back to the campaign webinar we hosted here.

August 2020 - Lived experience

GambleAware hosted a webinar on Lived Experience of Gambling Harms on 28 August 2020 which discussed the key findings from the research by Kings College London. More information on the lived experience programme is here and the webinar can be viewed online here.

July 2020 - Women in Focus

Women in Focus Debrief - Presentation 
Women in Focus Debrief - recording 

Earlier conferences 2013-2019 

Find out about conferences held in previous years here.

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