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GambleAware research highlights treatment inefficiencies tackling social dynamics

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GambleAware has called for the continued development of education programmes to increase awareness of problem gambling after new research showed 46% of those with gambling disorder have not accessed treatment or support. The charity’s ‘Treatment Needs and Gap Analysis’ report, carried out by a group of researchers including the National Centre for Social Research, also found that 27% of gamblers …

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GambleAware secures £9m UKGC emergency fund to help maintain support network 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has transferred £9 million in industry penalties to help its problem gambling, support, research and treatment charities cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  The UKGC has directly allocated £9 million to lead gambling-harm prevention charity GambleAware, who will be tasked with distributing funds to its partner network. The UKGC and GambleAware have prioritised ensuring that …

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GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time. Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory …

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GambleAware calls for collaboration to expand National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has called for ‘continued collaboration’ between the industry, treatment providers, healthcare agencies and local authorities to ensure ‘the success and expansion of the National Gambling Treatment Service’. In an open letter in response to the House of Lords Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Committee, the charity clarified the overall structure of the organisation and addressed any …

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GambleAware calls for improved age-screening tools to reduce problem gambling

Research commissioned by industry charity GambleAware has led to a number of recommendations as to how operators can reduce the risk of gambling-related harms. The programme of research was conducted by two separate consortia, led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling. The research found that ‘regular exposure to gambling promotions can change …

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UK Schools to introduce Gambling curriculum for September 2020 

UK Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that the Department of Education (DoE) will roll-out a new compulsory curriculum to educate teenagers on gambling harms and debt-related matters.    The gambling curriculum will be implemented from next September across UK secondary schools, forming part of the compulsory ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic’ (PSHE) education programme. The PSHE programme, spearheaded by the DoE, …

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GambleAware raises awareness of National Gambling Treatment Service with new campaign

Industry charity GambleAware has confirmed the launch of its new campaign which will focus upon raising awareness of treatment options available through the National Gambling Treatment Service. The campaign is set to feature across digital media platforms, radio, pubs, motorway service stations, in GP surgeries and health publications throughout February and March. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “It is …

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The FSA launches ‘safer gambling hubs’ in support of BeGambleAware

The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has strengthened its commitment to GambleAware’s leading ‘BeGambleAware’ campaign after confirming that it will launch ‘safer gambling hubs’ to create safe educational environments for football fans across the UK. Promoting safer gambling engagements, the FSA hubs will maintain a number of free materials for football fans and club stakeholders to download. The hubs form part …

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GambleAware publishes ‘Bristol study’ findings on young gambling trends

The research and findings of the ‘Bristol Children of the 90s’ study will be published and analysed at today’s GambleAware annual conference which focuses on ‘keeping children and the young safe from gambling harms’. The study commissioned by GambleAware and undertaken by Bristol Medical School’s Centre for Child Health measured young gambling interactions by researching audiences aged 17, 20 and …

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GambleAware appoints NHS exec Peter Holt as new CFO

The governance of GambleAware has confirmed the appointment of Peter Holt as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UK charity. An expert in the financial planning of public sector organisations, Holt was recently the finance director of NHS Health Education England (HEE) for London & the South East, responsible for a  £1.2 billion budget. During his HEE tenure, Holt oversaw the …

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