We are a leading impact-focused UK charity dedicated to the prevention and reduction of gambling harm.
According to the World Health Organization, "The gambling-related burden of harm appears to be of similar magnitude to harm attributed to major depressive disorder and alcohol misuse and dependence. It is substantially higher than harm attributed to drug dependence disorder"
Here at Gambling Education Network, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2020, we have been determined to make as much impact as possible.
The core of our efforts is to bring out the ideas and passion of people with lived experience to a range of activities that reduce and prevent gambling harm. Through all of our endeavours, we ensure that we display the conviction that matches the need.
We are authentic
We know first-hand that gambling harm can be prevented and that can be life-changing and potentially life-saving for individuals and their loved ones.
We are impact-driven
We believe in our determined resolve to tackle the injustices surrounding gambling harm, hence we specialise in addressing disproportionately affected and neglected issues.
We are lived experience
We believe that individuals with lived experience of gambling harm are the experts and that they should be provided with meaningful opportunities to have a positive impact.
We are inclusive
We believe in making sure our team represents the diverse needs of the populations we aim to serve.
We are collaborators
We believe in sharing what we know so that our work can be maximally impactful and reach people affected by gambling harm everywhere.
'Do It For Her' has reached over 47, 000 views since it's release. The film demonstrates risk factors towards gambling harm, industry tactics, manifestations and progression of gambling harm across six domains, and the potential of harm recovery
Gambling Education Network has worked with some of the largest Medical Education Platforms including Geeky Medics, Osmosis, and Imperial College London, raising awareness of gambling harm to platforms with over 1 million health care professional clicks
Gambling Education Network have actively raised awareness of gambling harm with over 50 different media publications in the past year spanning from BBC Breakfast, The Sunday Times, WIRED Magazine, BBC Hooked, and many more
Gambling Education Network have publically published over twenty hard-hitting research reports on gambling-harm. In the past year, our work has focussed on synthesising gambling harm issues, with focus towards understanding the significance of gambling harm
Do It For Her
A short film written by: Mohammedally Shushtari, directed by: Shehroze Khan and starring: Fady Elsayed.
In 2021, Gambling Education Network began working with Fully Focussed and Million Youth Media on a short film to help raise awareness and understanding of the disproportionate gambling harm experienced by young people from minority backgrounds.