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GamCare commits to expanding Youth Outreach Programme

Problem gambling support and treatment charity GamCare has announced that it will expand its ‘Youth Outreach Programme’ across the UK, having secured additional funding for two-years. GamCare has operated its Youth Outreach Programme since 2017, which has seen the charity develop educational ‘youth hubs’ across five UK regions. Targeting young people aged between 11-19, the youth hubs have been developed …

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Gambling Commission calls The Samaritans to bolster guidelines

The Gambling Commission is partnering up with The Samaritans in the battle against problem gambling after a fresh analysis of 2007 data shed light on its links with suicide.   The small scale research programme, published today by GambleAware and the Gambling Commission, was based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) and indicated that one in five …

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GamCare looks to invest in computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

National problem gambling support charity, GamCare, has released an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the provision of computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) software, tailored to those requiring the support services offered by GamCare. The charity’s face-to-face, online and telephone treatment services, which come in addition to the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine, are largely focused upon CBT practices. The new software …

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GamStop responds to failures highlighted in BBC report

GamStop, a national online self-exclusion initiative, has responded to media reports that had revealed problem gamblers have been able to bypass exclusionary measures put in place to prevent gambling activity. Following the broadcast of the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ programme over the weekend, it was revealed that problem gamblers registered as part of the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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GAMSTOP secures 38,000 registrations in first six months

Issuing a first public update following its April 2018 launch, industry self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP details that it has secured 38,000 registrations during the operating period. Developed to significantly improve UK problem-gambling prevention tools, GAMSTOP provides the ability for players to exclude themselves from UK gambling websites with just one single registration. The GAMSTOP service is free of charge for the …

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GamCare HelpLine recognised as a leading UK public advice program

The GamCare operated  ‘National Gambling HelpLine‘, has been re-accredited as a certified UK public health advice organisation by the Helplines Partnership. The Helplines Partnership is a membership body which reviews UK-wide organisations/programs which provide helpline services, monitoring engagement, interaction, advice and relevance for the needs of the public, its communities and wider UK health stakeholders. The National Gambling HelpLine completes …

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GVC Holdings commits to new responsibility action plan

As anticipated the governance of GVC Holdings, has this morning unveiled its new social responsibility corporate directive, seeking to reduce problem gambling harms, while further improving all-around industry standards. Presenting the firm’s new social responsibility and community mandate, Kenneth Alexander, GVC’s CEO, commented on the announcement: “As a leader in the industry, we fully recognise the need to ensure we …

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GambleAware increases GamCare funds to revitalise UK support structures

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed that it has reached a new agreement with partner GamCare, to fund the ‘National Gambling Helpline’ and further support the expansion of UK treatment services for adults experiencing gambling-related harms. Updating the market, GambleAware will increase GamCare’s annual funding by 20%, which will be attributed to a grant totalling £14 million over three years. Increasing …

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Industry pulls together for Responsible Gambling Week

For the first time ever, the gambling industry in Great Britain is coming together to support the launch of Responsible Gambling Week. This national, cross-industry awareness campaign will run from 12th – 18th October 2017 and will aim to get everyone talking about what it means to gamble responsibly. Responsible Gambling Week, which is led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling …

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