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Campaign launched to tackle stigma surrounding harmful gambling

Safer gambling charity and long-time Football Supporters’ Association partners BeGambleAware have launched a new campaign this week, aimed at helping tackle the stigma surrounding harmful gambling.

If you have ever found it hard to talk about gambling, or to seek support, then you are not alone. If you’re worried about how gambling is making you feel, or someone you care about feel, then talking can really help.

New research has shown that 75% of people experiencing gambling problems feel they can’t open up to loved ones, and GambleAware hope the new public health campaign will help football fans feel comfortable enough to talk about their problems.

GambleAware said: “By empowering people to open up about gambling harms and normalising seeking support, we want to change societal perceptions and understanding of gambling harms, to reduce the stigma surrounding it.”

GambleAware can help you spot the early signs of gambling harms, understand what a person experiencing gambling harms may be going through and start a conversation.

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

Partners

  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball