Charities in the United Kingdom are working on a new framework to help educate people about the harmful effects of gambling. Charities will use the Framework, government bodies, and other organizations to create educational materials about gambling.
The new Framework is based on the idea that everyone has a role to play in preventing harm from gambling. People who gamble, businesses that provide gambling services, and policymakers have all been asked to contribute to the development of the Framework.
The Framework aims to help people understand the risks associated with gambling, reduce the amount of harm that occurs because of gambling, and promote responsible gambling. The Framework will also help prevent harm by educating people about risk factors and warning them about the dangers of problem gambling.
New Framework for Gambling Harm Education
UK charities have launched a new framework for gambling harm education aimed at helping people understand the risks and harms of gambling. The Framework was developed in response to evidence that many people are unaware of the potential consequences of gambling and that there is a need for more effective ways to raise awareness of the dangers.
GambleAware had also previously released guidelines.
The GambleAware Framework has four main objectives:
Increase understanding of the risks associated with gambling
Provide information on how to reduce those risks
Provide support for people who are struggling with gambling problems
Promote responsible gambling.
The Framework, launched by GambleAware, is a partnership between charity GambleAware Scotland, health foundation NHS Health Scotland, social enterprise ScotPulse, and Scottish Government body Scottish Alcohol Strategy Unit. The partners hope it will help improve access to counseling, mental health support, and other services for people with gambling problems.
The Guidelines will be Used by All Charities to Better Understand the Impacts of Gambling on People
The Framework will be used by all charities to understand better the problem, the causes, and the impact of gambling on individuals and communities. The charity representatives say that the guide will help them target their resources more effectively and ensure that they are providing the best possible harm reduction services to those struggling with gambling addiction.
The Framework Includes a Range of Tools to Help Stop Harm from Happening
It includes a toolkit to help schools and communities understand the risks of gambling and advice on how to protect themselves from gambling-related harm. The charity campaign group GambleAware UK says that the Framework is the first of its kind in the UK and will help to prevent gambling-related harm.
The GamCare, fastforward, and YGAM Guidelines
GamCare is a charity that provides harm reduction advice and support to people who are gambling, including people who are problem gamblers.
The Framework is designed to help charities and other organizations provide more effective harm reduction advice and support to people who are gambling.
It includes a guide for organizations on how to develop gambling harm education programs, a set of tools for measuring the success of such programs, and case studies showcasing the work of different organizations.
GamCare has also released a video explaining the guidelines and their benefits.
GamCare is a charity that provides harm reduction advice and support to people who are gambling, including people who are problem gamblers. Their new suggestions for gambling harm education were launched on 29th September 2022.
The guide is designed to help charities and other organizations provide more effective harm reduction advice and support to people who are gambling. It includes a guide for organizations on how to develop gambling harm education programs, a set of tools for measuring the success of such programs, and case studies showcasing the work of different organizations.
GamCare has also released a video explaining the Framework and its benefits.
What is Ygam
The Ygam-backed guidelines take a comprehensive approach to harm prevention, covering both physical and mental harms caused by gambling. It provides guidance on creating safe gambling environments, identifying problem gambling behavior, and supporting those affected. The charity partners say that the guidelines will help them better support people who gamble and ensure they are aware of the risks associated with the activity.
UK campaigners have welcomed the Ygam framework Frameworking harm prevention. Melissa Hetherington from GambleAware said: “We’re pleased that UK charities have come up with this helpful toolkit – it’s essential that we all work together to prevent people from getting into trouble with gambling.”