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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Launch of National Education Programme for children and young people, running to December 2024: age appropriate treatment (GamCare)

Updates

##June 2022

At the end of the second year of the Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme GamCare has directly delivered education workshops to 28,527 young people. Bringing them engaging and interactive content about gambling harms, marketing practices and emerging gambling like activities such as Lootboxes and Crypto-currency. We have also supported 7,541 professionals to undertake our training sessions, upskilling them to spot the signs of gambling related harms and have meaningful conversations with young people.

  • We have recruited our Youth Advisory Board, made up of 12 young people aged 11-17 from a diverse range of backgrounds who ensure young people's views remain at the heart of all the work we do
  • We have gained status as a youth friendly employer and a Duke of Edinburgh Award approved activity provider, enabling us to reach and support more young people
  • We have integrated the work of our Young People's Support team and our Youth Programme team to maximize ways of working and ensure our internal systems leave no young people behind

October 2021

The Young People's Gambling Harm Prevention Programme continues to deliver training to increase the awareness and confidence of youth-facing professionals and of young people to identify and deal with gambling-related harms and their associated issues. Between April-October 2021, 3,703 professionals and 9,581 young people were trained through delivery of 658 training sessions. Additional highlights: • Recruiting a national Young Adult board (19-25) to co-create a programme, support with development of content, media and approaches to raising awareness for their specific age group. • Commissioned a three-day online community for and follow-up survey for young people from BAME and religious backgrounds. The project will produce intelligence about general attitudes, access and barriers to support, routes to information sharing and baseline knowledge. • Launch of first young people centred communications campaign, includingtargeted communications with young people on TikTok and SnapChat.

April 2021

GamCare and YGAM launched the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme in April 2020. The Programme has operated online and face to face delivering training to 6314 youth professionals and workshops to 7331 young people. The Young People Service is now offering treatment for under 18s and was launched in Sept 2020.

November 2020

GamCare and YGAM launched the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme in April 2020. The Programme so far has delivered online and face to face training, and workshops for young people and youth professionals. The Young People’s Service offering treatment for under 18s was launched in Sept 2020.

https://www.gamcare.org.uk/news-and-blog/news/national-gambling-education-and-support-programme-launched-for-the-uk/#:~:text=GamCare%20and%20YGAM%20will%20be,11%2D19%20across%20the%20UK.&text=The%20programme%20is%20part%20of,Commitments%20announced%20in%20November%202019.

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