A community can be just two people. Friends, family, workmates.
Conversation, sharing, supporting. Community means unity.
Beginning talking and thinking about gambling harms with people close to us is an extremely powerful way into understanding and offering some support where needed.
Websites and social media are great for many things. They can bring information and help make connections. They can raise awareness of important social issues such as gambling harm. Many in recovery from mental distress find much support. The digital world does bring many great benefits. These include connecting with friends and family far away or having video consultations with a doctor.
But nothing beats a community of two, that essential human contact. It is here that sharing and support best take place.
And a little further afield, at the shops, with neighbours, in the workplace, wherever people meet, it’s face-to-face and word of mouth that really counts.
There are so many things that can affect our lives. By talking about them with each other we can find support, encouragement and often places where we can get support.
Our interest on this website is about gambling harms. Amost certainly you or somebody you know will be affected. Such issues often carry with them stigma – reluctance to talk about them because of some shame perhaps. But if we are to help each other and our communities we are by far the best resource for doing so simply by talking about such issues.
If you’re involved with your local community organisation why not share some of the resources we can offer with your neighbours?
We have made a great film about gambling harms which we’d love to share in your community.
We can possibly cover costs if you want to make it into an event. Venue hire, promotion, refreshments.
Check out the trailer to the left and the film’s website to see more.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have print materials such as posters for you to display and leaflets which signpost folk to many sources of support for the many issues arising from being affected gambling harms: debt, family troubles, employment, legal issues, mental and physical health.
Get in touch and we’ll mail you these then you can order as many as you need. It’s all free.
Glasgow is made of communities and communities are made of people.