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GambleAware’s new strategy to harmonise community and public health collaboration on gambling harms

GambleAware has pledged that it will deliver an ‘integrated approach‘ to help the UK’s public health and community stakeholders minimise problem gambling harms across all levels of society.  Publishing its ‘Organisational Strategy’ this morning,  GambleAware outlined the charity’s new ‘five-year strategy’ aimed at bolstering its social directives relating to the research, education and treatment (RET) of problem gambling and its …

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GambleAware partners with Expert Link to launch ALERTS network

Responsible gambling advocacy charity GambleAware has appointed Expert Link to co-design its nationwide ‘ALERTS’ network. GambleAware has provided funding for, ALERTS – which is an acronym for ‘Affected Lived Experience Research, Treatment and Support Group’ – for 18 months. The group will consist of people with lived experience of gambling harm. The charity’s stated ambition is that the group will …

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John McCracken departs from GambleAware after three years

GambleAware’s John McCracken has announced that he will be leaving the charity after serving as Director of Commissioning (Treatment Services) for three years. McCracken led the early development of the National Gambling Treatment Service and worked closely with the NHS on problem gambling related issues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Furthermore, McCracken was heavily involved in the implementation of the …

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Oxford report places spotlight on gambling’s ‘poor social outcomes’

Undertaking its review of the 2005 Gambling Act, the government has been presented with a further report underlining the potential financial consequences and societal risks of problem gambling and addiction on the UK public. The report, undertaken by the University of Oxford’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention, was developed to research ‘the association between gambling and financial social and …

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GambleAware: ‘Inequality is a social barrier to treatment’

Hosting its eighth ‘Annual Conference’ online, GambleAware welcomed its broadest set of stakeholders as it continues to work within public policy, national health, education, criminal justice and the gambling sector to collaborate on the ‘treatment of gambling harms’.  Opening the conference’s schedule, GambleAware Chair Kate Lampard (CBE) acknowledged that – similar to many charitable and public organisations – 2020 had …

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GambleAware appoints ‘proven talent’ Zoë Osmond as new CEO

The board of GambleAware has completed its executive search after confirming that Zoë Osmond will be promoted as new CEO of the gambling harm-prevention charity.  Osmond, who currently serves as GambleAware’s Communications and Engagement Director, will replace incumbent Marc Etches, whose tenure as CEO finishes in March. GambleAware highlighted Osmond’s outstanding results in spearheading the charity’s multi-million pound safer gambling …

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GambleAware refreshes its website for 2021


GambleAware, the UK’s commissioning charity for gambling harm prevention, treatment support and research, has relaunched its begambleaware.org website. The charity has chosen to merge the content of its corporate website about.begambleaware.org with its public-facing domain begambleaware.org, thereby developing a central hub for all users and partners. “By combining the content on one site we hope to make it easier for all …

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Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021

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GambleAware has this morning confirmed that Marc Etches will step down as Chief Executive of the problem gambling prevention and treatment support charity at the end of March 2021. The decision will see Etches complete a decade leading GambleAware, a charity which under his leadership was transformed into the primary commissioner and convenor of services dedicated to reducing and preventing …

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New GambleAware trustees complete gambling-independent board

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Industry charity GambleAware has expanded its board of trustees with two new appointments to advise the organisation on addictive behaviour and UK health-related matters. GambleAware welcomes London South Bank University Professor of Mental Health Marcantonio Spada and NHS Trust Surrey & Sussex Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Paul Simpson as new trustees. Professor Spada is the Head of the Division of Psychology and …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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