GambleAware is an independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help to reduce gambling-related harms in Great Britain. GambleAware is a commissioning and grant-making body, not a provider of services.
Guided by the National Responsible Gambling Strategy, the charity's strategic aims are to:
- broaden public understanding of gambling-related harms, in particular as a public health issue;
- advance the cause of harm-prevention so as to help build resilience, in particular in relation to the young and those most vulnerable to gambling-related harms; and
- help those who do develop gambling-related harms get the support that they need quickly and effectively.
For more information about how gambling works, to check if you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, and to find tips on how to stay in control, visit www.begambleaware.org
GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice, support and treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain, including family and friends who are affected. GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine and provides a range of treatment interventions across England, Scotland and Wales, funded by GambleAware.
While the main focus of GamCare’s work is supporting those who are struggling with a gambling problem, the organisation acknowledges that to make a sustainable change and ensure fewer people reach crisis point, focus is also needed on risk reduction and safer gambling initiatives. GamCare supports Responsible Gambling Week and is passionate about helping people across the UK make informed choices.
For more information about GamCare visit www.gamcare.org.uk
YGAM is a UK Registered Charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problem gambling or social gaming
YGAM has two principle products:
The first is an accredited practitioner workshops where they train and certify teachers, youth workers, community mental health workers, prison and probation officers and community volunteers to deliver the YGAM gambling and gaming-related harm prevention programme to young people.
The second, is work in partnership with universities to train year two and three students to become YGAM Peer Mentors. Trained Peer Mentors are then employed part-time to deliver a range of gambling and gaming-related harm prevention programmes and awareness campaigns within their universities and local communities using YGAM educational resources.
The YGAM programme and resources have been accredited and quality-assured by the Ofqual approved awarding body Pearson
and are quality-assured by the PSHE Association
. In addition, they have achieved the prestigious Pearson Assured quality-standard for the content and educational rigour of their education resources.
For more information about YGAM visit www.ygam.org