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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Contribute to the evidence base around people’s experiences of gambling harm, ensuring gambling harms to be seen as a public health issue through sharing people’s stories in print. (the ALLIANCE)

Updates

##June 2022

We ran an event in partnership with the Scottish Women's Convention to bring together women with experiences of gambling related harm to capture their thoughts and experience.

Event Report: https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/resources/scottish-womens-convention-roundtable-report-on-gambling-harm/

We have worked in partnership with FastForward and YoungScot to develop and deliver a survey on young people's views and experiences on gambling and gaming.

Event Report: https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/news/new-report-young-peoples-views-on-gambling-and-gaming/ Opinion Piece in Royal Society for Public Health: https://www.rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/guest-blog-children-and-young-people-want-their-views-on-gambling-harms-heard.html

Off the back off this research we have connected to the press to highlight experiences of young people around gambling in Scotland. The Sunday Post in Scotland: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/problem-gambling-soars-in-lockdown/ The Sunday Times in Scotland: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/covid-in-scotland-more-scots-gambling-during-pandemic-5jxk3839f

April 2021

Development of written and digital stories to share experiences of gambling harm is ongoing. So far ALLIANCE has published stories from people with lived experience as part of the Humans of Scotland series and produced videos of people's experiences of gambling harm emphasising the importance of a public health approach. Facilitating links with Scottish Third Sector and raising awarness of gambling harm among ALLIANCE members. e.g. Gambling Harm event for North of Scotland March 2021 and COPE Scotland's asset mapping of what exists to support people in Scotland experiencing gambling harm.

November 2020

The development of written and digital stories to share experiences of gambling harm is ongoing, and so far the ALLIANCE has published five Humans of Scotland written pieces.

Humans of Scotland pieces:

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