Gambling with Lives launches education programme in UK

The Gambling with Lives programme aims to influence the way awareness education is delivered.
The Gambling with Lives programme aims to influence the way awareness education is delivered.

The campaign focuses on preventing gambling harm in young people.

UK.- The support charity Gambling with Lives has launched a new youth education programme designed to prevent gambling harm in young people in the UK. The programme aims to influence the way gambling awareness education is delivered to young people and to address a lack of information and help.

James Grimes, head of education at Gambling With Lives, said: “What makes this programme unique is that it includes the role of addictive products and predatory marketing in causing harm.

“We can protect the young by giving them information that is unbiased and evidence based – raising awareness of how addiction occurs is better than just waiting for it to develop. But education is not enough – we need real change to regulation and enforcement to protect the public.”

The programme is based on published research about education and awareness-raising across other products like drugs and tobacco. It covers basic information about gambling, including understanding its risks.

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