Working in partnership

GambleAware has national strategic partnerships with statutory and voluntary agencies, including:

  • NHS in England, Scotland and Wales to support a place-based approach for the local population, and to map care pathways and develop referral routes
  • Public Health England (PHE), Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and others to include gambling conversations on the Make Every Contact Count + (MECC+) initiative
  • PHE on their recent mental health initiative, Every Mind Matters - promotion of information about gambling and where to find help and advice
  • NHSE Offender Health team to explore the scope for joint working in relation to gambling harm – prevention, education and treatment initiatives
  • Citizens Advice to train debt advisers in England and Wales to identify and offer support to people who may be suffering gambling harms
  • The Scottish Gambling Education Hub - Fast Forward is delivering a nationwide programme of training support for teachers, youth workers and other professionals to make it possible for every young person (14-25 years) in Scotland to have access to gambling education and harm prevention opportunities. Following evaluation in 2020, there is a possible roll-out in Wales & England.
  • School-based Preventative Gambling Education - Following a successful pilot scheme in secondary schools in England by Demos and the PSHE Association, resources to support PSHE teaching are now available on the GambleAware website, including a Welsh translation.
  • RSPH to establish a Gambling Health Forum to bring together a wide range of professional health bodies to promote awareness and share perspectives on preventing gambling harms
  • Working with Personal Finance Research Centre at the University of Bristol to produce resources that focus on preventing gambling disorder across the financial sector
  • GambleAware has published a ‘brief intervention guide’ and an ‘e-Learning’ package for professionals who are non-specialists in the treatment of gambling disorder.