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Health and social care

GambleAware has worked with partners to develop resources to support those working in health and social care to understand more about gambling disorder and how to support those experiencing gambling harms.

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GambleAware GB Maps

Using data collected as part of the Annual Great Britain Treatment and Support Survey, GambleAware has worked with UCL to produce maps of Great Britain which show the prevalence of problem gambling severity in each local authority and ward area, as well as usage of and reported demand for treatment and support for gambling harms.

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COVID-19 and gambling

To help make everyone aware of the potential impact of gambling on their own health and wellbeing, and on that of family, friends, or those they may meet in a professional capacity at this time, we have provided a short document with information and resources which can be downloaded for free here.

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Brief Intervention Guide

This Guide is aimed at professionals who are non-specialists in the treatment of problem gambling, but who work with potentially vulnerable groups. It provides an overview of brief intervention for gambling-related harm. It offers practical tips on identifying a problem, how to talk to someone about their gambling, offering immediate brief support and when to signpost to specialist services.

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E-learning: Understanding and Responding to Gambling-Related Harms

This free e-learning course has been developed with the Royal Society for Public Health as a resource to assist workers to provide brief intervention to address gambling-related harms. It also contains an optional topic for organisational leaders wishing to set up and implement the processes necessary to support workers in health, social and criminal justice settings to provide intervention.

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The Gambling Health Alliance

GambleAware has commissioned The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) to form a Gambling Health Alliance and to provide it's secretariat. Visit the Gambling Health Alliance webpage, where you can access information about the campaigns led by the Alliance and how to become a member.

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Gambling and homelessness

The University of Lincoln explored cognitive distortions in homeless gamblers – developing both a screen to aid in identification and recognition of gambling problems and a brief cognitive intervention to minimise the gambling-related harm experienced by this population.

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National Gambling Treatment Service Campaign

GambleAware launched a new campaign during February and March 2020 to raise awareness of the treatment available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign ran on digital media, radio, pubs, motor way service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications. The campaign aims to drive the audience to call the National Gambling Helpline or visit the National Gambling Treatment Service landing page – begambleaware.org/NGTS.

How to help someone with a gambling problem

Case studies