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Public health campaigns & practical support to local services

Producing public health campaigns on a national scale to support local services and to lead on awareness and behaviour change campaigns such as Bet Regret – the preventative public health campaign aimed at encouraging regular sports bettors to think twice about gambling when drunk, bored or chasing losses.

  • Producing public health campaigns on a national scale to support local services and to lead on awareness and behaviour change campaigns such as Bet Regret – the preventative public health campaign aimed at encouraging regular sports bettors to think twice about gambling when drunk, bored or chasing losses.
  • We also provide practical support to GP services, debt and other advice agencies, mental health services, prisons, military personnel, professional sports, schools and youth workers.
  • Other partnerships include working with PHE and the RSPH on the Make Every Conversation Count+ (MECC+) initiative, as well as with Citizens Advice on training debt advisers across England and Wales to identify and offer support to people who may be suffering gambling harms.
  • Following a successful pilot scheme in secondary schools in England by Demos and the PSHE Association, resources to support PSHE teaching are available on the GambleAware website.
  • Following a successful pilot project in Scotland, GambleAware has commissioned Fast Forward to make it possible for every young person in Scotland to have access to gambling education and prevention opportunities. Our plan is to evaluate this programme in 2020 and, if warranted, subsequently commission similar national programmes in Wales and in England.
  • We are funding RSPH to establish a Gambling Health Alliance to bring together a wide range of professional health-related bodies to promote greater awareness and share perspectives on preventing gambling harms.
  • Elsewhere, we are pleased to be supporting PHE on their recent mental health initiative, Every Mind Matters and welcome their promotion of information about gambling and where to find help and advice.
  • GambleAware also runs the website BeGambleAware.org which helps 4.2 million visitors a year, and signposts to a wide range of support services.
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