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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

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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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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 reports tracks progress of expanded National Gambling Treatment Service

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GambleAware has today published its first statistics tracking the progress and development of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). Expanded in 2019, the NGTS functions as a network of healthcare and support organisations providing confidential treatment and help for anyone suffering from gambling harms or addiction. Analysing data from 9,008 patients that undertook NGTS treatments between April 2019 to March …

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GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms

The creation of a national level forum to ensure the voices of people with lived experience of gambling-related harm are heard within research, education and treatment at every level has been urged by participants of a new GambleAware study. Researchers identified that in order to ensure a range of voices and views are heard and utilised, the creation of a …

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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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GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women

New research from GambleAware has highlighted that perceived stigma can be a barrier to accessing treatment for female gamblers. The research, which was commissioned by GambleAware and completed by YouGov, aims to develop a deeper understanding around the experiences of women and gambling. The study found that 39% of women ‘who would not want treatment, advice or support to help …

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GambleAware defends RET funding structures following Lords criticism

GambleAware has defended its position on the funding of problem gambling research education and treatment (RET) programmes, following last week’s publication of the House of Lords’ Select Committee ‘Time for Action’ report on UK gambling.  Citing 66 recommendations, the Lords report stated that GambleAware must correct its current ‘anomalous system’ of funding RET directives so that further charities are free …

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GambleAware urges UK Finance to get strict on Gambling Blockers

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GambleAware has this morning published insights from research it commissioned on public uptake and effectiveness of bank card ‘gambling blockers’. The charity sanctioned researchers from the University of Bristol’s ‘Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC)‘ to evaluate the effectiveness of blockers and its potential as a tool to prevent gambling harms. The PFRC’s research estimated that at present 60% of UK …

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GambleAware supports CNWL with prison support service

GambleAware has teamed up with Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) to support those affected by problem gambling within the criminal justice system. The industry charity has provided CNWL with three years of funding worth £1.03m, to extend the work of the CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic into prisons. Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “The new …

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