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|Industry||Gambling, mental health|
|Sir Ian Prosser, Chairman|
|£4.2 million (2018)|
GamCare is an independent UK charity which provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales. The organisation was established in 1997.
GamCare provides a variety of services for problem gamblers and others who are impacted by someone else's gambling. The organisation operates the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133 or via web chat through their website, provides online help and free face-to-face treatment across England, Scotland and Wales through a partner network. GamCare also provides training and materials to the gambling industry to improve social responsibility and player protection. Training programmes provide attendees with vital insights on how to recognise the signs of problem gambling behaviour and advice on how to interact with players to achieve a positive outcome.
The Safer Gambling Standard
The Safer Gambling Standard is the social responsibility quality standard for licensed gambling operators. The Standard is a set of best practice standards developed out of a combination of academic evidence in Responsible Gambling practices, GamCare service user input, and GamCare’s knowledge and experience from over 20 years of work with those affected by problem gambling, and the gambling industry itself.
GamCare Youth Services
GamCare provides a Youth Outreach Programme offering interactive workshops for young people as well as training for the professionals that support them, (such as teachers, youth workers etc).
GamCare and Samaritans together developed a suite of training materials for gambling businesses, to raise awareness of the risk of gambling-related suicide and to give gambling staff the skills and confidence to support customers who may be at risk.
- "Gamcare". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
- "Gambling Charity and Samaritans Launch Bespoke Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training". GamCare. Retrieved 2021-05-06.