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 by video, developing key messages and co-producing a comms strategy. (the ALLIANCE)
We successfully contributed an interview and supported the dissemination of the lived experience lead documentary in to Gambling Harms One Last Spin .
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.
Humans of Scotland stories: https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/news/the-alliance-launches-humans-of-scotland-series-on-gambling-harm/ Video series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HBZF0tK9T4&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUtg-4paYs&t=9s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y_eXZJcxdU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARnycB6gy1M&t=6s
Example of regional event - North of Scotland event: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/moraywellbeinghub/486486
COPE Scotland booklet on assets to support people experiencing gambling harm: http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/we-can-all-make-a-difference-in-helping-reduce-gambling-harms-january-2021-update
A series of video case studies (opens in new tab) are in development by the ALLIANCE, the first of which have been shared on YouTube during Safer Gambling Week, showing one former problem gambler's story in four parts.