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Top Tips to Prevent Gambling Harm
This list of ten tips to preventing gambling harm in young people through education was developed by the PSHE Association and GambleAware.
Warning Signs and Support Available
Signs to watch out for
• Changes in behaviour (might be distracted, moody, sad, worried, anxious)
• Becoming secretive or lying
• Missing school, not submitting homework, dropping grades
• Unexplained time away from home, withdrawal from friends and family
• Less involvement with usual activities and hobbies
• Keen interest in gambling conversations
• Playing gambling-type games online
• Asking for/borrowing money from family or friends
• Unexplained debts or extra cash/possessions
• Feeling anxious, depressed, or worried about gambling
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Help and Support
Information, advice and online resources.
Information and advice designed with young people in mind
Community-based gambling prevention and treatment service in Scotland
National Gambling Treatment Service
Run by GamCare in collaboration with GambleAware
Support, information and advice to anyone experiencing gambling harm.
GamCare’s Young People Service:
Support for anyone under 18 at risk of or experiencing harm as a result of their own gambling or someone else’s.
T: 0202 3092 6964