GambleAware's Self-Assessment Tool Reports Major User Engagement

UK-based Gambling charity GambleAware has revealed that more than 100,000 individuals have used its online self-assessment tool since its launch a year ago.

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Of the total number of people, GambleAware reported that 28,000 subsequently sought additional support from a qualified advisor through the National Gambling Helpline.

According to the organization, the increase in uptake corresponds with the growing number of individuals seeking treatment and support through the National Gambling Support Network. The trend was also reflected in the number of individuals receiving extended early intervention support, which grew to 20%.

The charity also noted a 24% surge in calls to the National Gambling Helpline over the past year, which signifies a pressing need for a comprehensive approach to tackling the societal effects of gambling.

Additionally, GambleAware has provided training to over 8,000 professionals from various sectors to aid individuals dealing with gambling-related harm.

The figures released today underscore the critical role third-sector services play as part of a whole-system approach to addressing gambling harms. As we approach the government's planned announcement around the structure of the new system, it's imperative a comprehensive prevention-led approach is prioritized, including increased investment into free, confidential support services, educational initiatives, public health campaigns and digital resources, which allow for a tailored approach for all communities across Great Britain who need our support.

Zoë OsmondCEO of GambleAware

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The self-assessment tool presents users with a series of statements and asks them to rate how much each statement relates to their gambling behavior on a scale of 1 to 10.

The tool was released in April 2023, coinciding with the launch of GambleAware's "Let's Open Up About Gambling" campaign.

The campaign, which was aimed at reducing barriers to getting support for gambling problems, reached millions of individuals. Over 50% of participants subsequently took action to prevent unhealthy gambling habits.

GambleAware Funds New Research

In January, GambleAware announced its plans to fund a gambling harm-related research project that would look into how those at risk from problem gambling use self-directed tools as a solution to the issue.

According to GambleAware, the research aims to identify optimal methods for promoting self-directed strategies and tools to a larger audience of gamblers. The charity said it would allocate £297,900 to finance the 18-month-long research project.

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