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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Women's services research project. Primary and secondary research on service experiences and needs of women experiencing gambling harms (BetKnowMore)

Updates

May 2022

The project is complete. Final project report published and available at https://assets.website-files.com/6083d49a695f4ad43b5148c9/61e691bec135a273411b61d9_BKM_Women_%26_Gambling_2021_Part%202_v04.pdf

Dissemination activities include blogs, podcasts, interviews and presentations. Research findings are being used to develop a new online women’s peer support group to cover GB and Ireland.

Betknowmore UK has responded to key findings in the research, and launched a new women-only service called New Beginnings. The service provides structured support group meetings, over a 10 week period. New Beginnings received 32 pre-registrations from women expressing their interest in the programme.

In the first two cohorts 13 women have committed to the 10 week programme with interest already in the next cohorts.

Complimentary resources being developed to enhance the programme, including a journal.

October 2021

The draft report is complete and will be published in November 2021. The Women's round table was set up to discuss the findings and included 3 women with lived experience and representatives from GamCare and Gordon Mood. This is to be filmed and disseminated in Safer Gambling Week.

April 2021

Primary research underway in April and May 2021. Project to complete in June 2021 with report delivery. Promotion event planned for summer 2021.

Literature review complete and published at: https://assets.website-files.com/57358f6a2f881afc50a008b6/6045eb1ae0158a0c33f79385_BKM_Women_%26_Gambling_Related_Harm.pdf

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