Tag Archives: National Gambling Treatment Service

GambleAware opens tender to pilot £1m residential rehab programme

GambleAware has opened a tender for a pilot project to run a new ‘residential rehabilitation programme’ for gambling disorders, which will form part of the wider National Gambling Treatment Service. As the UK’s principal problem gambling RET charity, GambleAware cites that its new rehabilitation programme will maintain a specific focus on ‘complex and co-morbid presentation amongst service users’. GambleAware requires …

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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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GamCare launches new code of conduct on safer gambling messaging

GamCare has launched a new ‘code of conduct’ for UK licensed operators, co-developed in consultation with industry trade body the Betting and Gambling Council (BGC). The new code has been established to ensure that licensed gambling businesses provide transparent information on safer gambling tools and support services to their customers visible across their active brand portfolios. The safer gambling directive …

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Safer gambling trio launch #TalkBanStop campaign

GamCare, GamBan and GAMSTOP have teamed up to launch new campaign #TalkBanStop, promoting their tools and services to the UK general public. The campaign, which will be launched this spring, aims to encourage the UK public to make the most of free tools to control their gambling spend and utilise support services to seek professional advice about gambling concerns. Promoting …

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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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55,000 women register to self-exclude via GAMSTOP

GAMSTOP, the UK-based independent self-exclusion provider, has announced that more than 55,000 women have registered to self-exclude from all gambling sites. According to fellow responsible gambling operator GamCare, the number of women experiencing gambling problems is increasing at double the rate of men, but only 1% contact the National Gambling Helpline for assistance. Passing the 50,000 bench mark in registrations …

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GambleAware launches targeting phase of ‘Start to Regain Control’

GambleAware launches targeting phase of 'Start to Regain Control'

Kicking off a new year, GambleAware will launch the ‘next phase’ of its marketing strategy to promote the National Gambling Treatment Service. The gambling harm prevention charity will promote its  ‘Start to Regain Control’ campaign during the first half of 2021, with the aim of raising awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service among vulnerable audiences within the UK’s most ‘at-risk …

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GambleAware: BAME communities disproportionately impacted by gambling harms

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GambleAware has this morning published the findings of its ‘secondary analysis’ conducted by YouGov regarding levels of gambling harm and access to treatment support among BAME adults.  YouGov’s analysis supports GambleAware research on the ethnic make-up of UK problem gambling undertaken in 2019, which led the charity to conduct further research into BAME communities and their gambling behaviours.    Research findings …

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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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