How Can We Manage Risk?
A PowerPoint to address the risks and possible impacts of gambling.
Young people are exposed to gambling in a variety of ways including advertising during sports events, notifications of in-app purchases and trading in online games, the behaviour and habits of reality TV stars, and the placement of high-street betting shops. Gambling is a popular pursuit amongst Britons, with at least two-thirds of the population spending money on a gambling activity in the last year.
Gambling Addiction Clinic for Young People
The Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry, has said it was essential people have easy access to support and treatment. Their website provides further information on how young people can access support for gambling problems.
Key Support Services
Ygam are dedicated to preventing harm all year round, but with Safer Gambling Week coming up in November, it is important to ensure that we know where to find information, support, and advice for anyone experiencing gambling harms. We thought we’d highlight some key services!
GamCare – GamCare offer information, support and treatment and offer a Young Person’s Support Service. For advice you can visit their website or call 0808 8020 133.
Gamblers Anonymous – GA offer group meetings, online forums and information around gambling harms and how to get support and treatment.
NHS – the NHS run gambling clinics across the UK, as well as a gaming clinic. Those experiencing harm, including affected others, can access support, guidance and treatment.
Talk, ban, stop - Talk, Ban, Stop combines support and practical tools to help those experiencing gambling harms. It offers support with trained advisors, free access to blocking software and signposting to the self-exclusion scheme Gamstop.
You can find a full list of support services on our webpage or alternatively, you can use the EGEH matchmaking feature to find training and support in your area!
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