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Treating Gambling Addiction

Date(s) - 17/09/2020 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

GambleAware is an independent charity tasked to fund research, education, and treatment services to help reduce gambling-related harms in Britain. Citizens Advice Gateshead have been commissioned by GambleAware to deliver the national Citizens Advice Gambling Support Service (GSS). In this talk, Evan Hook, the regional project lead for this work, will share some facts with us about gambling, and what can be done to reduce the harms associated with it.


Gambling-related harms are the adverse impacts from gambling on the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and society. We know that in Britain 430,000 people have a gambling problem and another 2 million are at risk of developing one. Reports tell us that 6-10 additional people can be directly affected by someone else’s gambling—putting the number that could be affected at 2.5-4.3 million. The Gambling Commission tells us that 370,000 11-16-year-olds are gambling with their own money and 25,000 are problem gamblers.


Who:   Evan Hook, Project Lead for Gambling Support Service in Gateshead

When: Thursday September 17th at 7 PM

What: 45-minute online lecture plus plenty of time for interactive Q&A afterwards

How:   Join us on Zoom using the following link:

Meeting ID: 876 4010 5450    Passcode: 830489


There is no charge to join us for this talk. However, if you would like to make a donation to our charity of the year as a thank you for the event, you can do so at our JustGiving page for Crisis Skylight Newcastle.

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