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Working in partnership

On this page you can find out about our national strategic partnership working to help keep people safe from gambling harms

GambleAware has national strategic partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies, including:

  • NHS in England, Scotland and Wales to support a place-based approach for the local population, and to map care pathways and develop referral routes.
  • Public Health England (PHE), Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and others to include gambling conversations on the Make Every Contact Count + (MECC+) initiative.
  • PHE on their recent mental health initiative, Every Mind Matters - promotion of information about gambling and where to find help and advice.
  • NHSE Offender Health team to explore the scope for joint working in relation to gambling harm – prevention, education and treatment initiatives
  • Citizens Advice England and Wales and Citizens Advice Scotland to train debt advisers and other frontline workers (for example in housing associations, local authorities, family support services) across England, Wales and Scotland to identify and offer support to people who may be suffering gambling harms.
  • The Scottish Gambling Education Hub - Fast Forward is delivering a nationwide programme of training support for teachers, youth workers and other professionals to make it possible for every young person (14-25 years) in Scotland to have access to gambling education and harm prevention opportunities. Following evaluation in 2020, there is a possible roll-out in Wales & England.
  • School-based Preventative Gambling Education - Following a successful pilot scheme in secondary schools in England by Demos and the PSHE Association, resources to support PSHE teaching are now available on the GambleAware website, including a Welsh translation.
  • RSPH to establish a Gambling Health Alliance to bring together a wide range of professional health bodies to promote awareness and share perspectives on preventing gambling harms.
  • Working with Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol to produce resources that focus on preventing gambling disorder across the financial sector.
  • GambleAware has published a ‘brief intervention guide’ and an ‘e-Learning’ package for professionals who are non-specialists in the treatment of gambling disorder.