Safer Gambling campaign in full display at National League match

Safer Gambling campaign in full display at National League match

Safer Gambling charities such as Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust attended a National League match to promote awareness of the hazards associated with gambling and the resources available to fans.

Safer Gambling Advocacies 

Chesterfield FC invited YGAM, GamCare, Mentell, the British Red Cross, and Derbyshire County Council Public Health, to the Technique Stadium before the match versus Altrincham FC.

Furthermore, the clubs issued flyers on how to keep supporters safe while gambling in real-money casinos.

“This was a significant matchday initiative from the club, and we were happy to be a part of it,” Daniel Bliss, YGAM’s director of external affairs, remarked. “It is critical that we all work collaboratively to increase awareness of the clear relationship between gambling harm and poor mental health.

“Many people will be struggling in quiet, thus emphasizing the available resources is critical. If last night’s match motivates someone to reach out and discuss their mental health and get necessary treatment, that will be a positive outcome.”The program sought to engage fans and raise awareness about the connection between poor mental health and gambling addiction.

TalkBanStop campaign

The game featured the TalkBanStop campaign, a collaboration that combines practical tools and assistance to assist gamers in quitting gambling and “kick-starting” their recovery journey. 

“I’d like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the Spireite Trust for collaborating with us on the gambling awareness program,” added Greg Stenson, Derbyshire County Council’s public health service development officer. “Because gambling is frequently referred to as a ‘hidden’ addiction, it makes identifying and conversing with a close friend or relative exceedingly difficult.

“Pre-game engagement with fans of all ages and backgrounds, as well as promotion of support services, are critical components of our public health approach to reducing gambling-related damage.”

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