EPIC forms ‘big collaboration’ with Whysup on harm prevention

Pete Wallis – EPIC

Independent gambling harm and minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has teamed up with Whysup to support the ongoing efforts of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions.

Updating the media, EPIC and Whysup have formed a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level, helping regulatory stakeholders.

The strategic partnership is formed, following the launch of the UKGC’s ‘National Strategy’, a three-year programme which establishes the UK’s new framework on reducing problem harm – focusing on wider collaboration to enhance gambling addiction prevention and treatment of the illness.

Pete Wallis, EPIC’s new Operations Manager stated that EPIC-&- Whysup partnership, would seek to make a ‘real change – not simply box ticking’ – highlighting both organisations ‘lived experience’, in treating addictions.

“This strategic partnership is a real force multiplier and will allow us to have a greater reach, and positively impact on more people to reduce gambling-related harms. We’re excited for the future and believe this collaborative partnership will be instrumental in the strategy to make gambling safer for all.” Wallis outlined.

Mark Murray – Whysup

Backing UKGC National Strategy principles, EPIC and Whysup work will focus on education, raising awareness, research and providing practical guidance to all stakeholders combatting gambling harm.

Backing the partnership, Mark Murray Director of Whysup added: “We are passionate about our work, we have delivered to a variety of different audiences and utilise personal experiences to validate our service. We have a grassroots, real-world approach and believe our partnership with EPIC will ensure more people are educated, gambling is made safer and shows when to hit the stop button if needed. We are delighted to be collaborating with Paul and his team”

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