Awareness, Support, Frontline working


Quick links to suppport for people facing harms from their own or somebody else’s gambling.

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub is a great place to visit and join. Its work is centred upon children’s and young adults’ gambling. It provides regular events and offers training for all organisations involved with young people‘s wellbeing. Teachers, parents, all frontline workers will find the Hub relevant. Not least central is the influence of young people in designing the Hub’s work. There are online resources such as the one in the link below this.

For parents and carers

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For  affected families



A range of leaflets from GamCare. You can order up t0 100 of each or more by negotiation.

Frontline staff resources

Frontline Staff Toolkit

Screening Advice 1, Screening Advice 2

Scottish Government resource pack: Money and Mental Health

Glasgow City Council: staff health and wellbeing handbook

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An excellent overview of gambling harms from COPE Scotland reflecting their work with the Glasgow Gambling and Suicide Prevention Partnership


Slides from Glasgow Suicide Prevetion presentation at Glasgow Gambling Summit 2021


Glasgow Whole System Approach Gambling Harms Project Update (February 2021) Michelle Gillies, Scottish Public Health Network


Preventing and reducing gambling harms in the City of Glasgow: a working paper Written by Dr Michelle Gillies, Consultant Public Health Medicine On behalf of The Scottish Public Health Network (

Greater Manchester’s whole-authority approach to gambling harms can help inform future developments in Glasgow


The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Engagement Report May 2021 ReducingGambling Harm in Greater Glasgow: A Community Conversation


Evaluation Report: Scotland Reducing Gambling Harm, May 2023. This report describes the achievements of the lived experience based programme after three years while spelling out the contextual and structural obstacles which are faced. As such this is essential reading for all third and statutory sector organisations challenging gambling related harm.

A report produced for the Wesh Executive gives a good overview generally of gambling harms and demonstrates a whole-nation public health approach. No similar government-involved work yet exists in Scotland: Gambling-as-Public-Health-Issue-Wales

Commercial Determinants of Gambling Behaviour Frameworks of gambling harms a comparative review and synthesis

A research report: Glasgow GP websites, gambling and addction examines any references to addiction generally and gambling in particular. Also what, if any support is signposted.

A review of current training for health and social work staff: what’s flawed, and what needs developing