GambleAware calls for proposals for 10th annual conference

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GambleAware is calling for proposals for the 10th annual conference

The leading UK charity for keeping people safe from gambling harms, GambleAware, is inviting organisations, individuals and networks to submit a proposal to contribute or to present at the annual conference for GambleAware on Wednesday 7th December 2022.

This will be the 10th annual conference for GambleAware and this news comes weeks after GambleAware vented its frustrations and concerns at the delayed White Paper.

Addressing stigmas

Ultimately, the theme for this year's conference is "Taking action to tackle gambling harms as a public health issue" which will explore themes around addressing stigmas and inequalities within the context of public health.

Only last month, GambleAware announced new guidance on stigmatising language so it seems that tackling the stigmas of gambling harm is a crucial issue for the charity.

Creating an engaging agenda

According to the statement, GambleAware said its ambition "is to create a varied and engaging agenda, by allowing others to help shape the programme and share their learnings with a diverse audience."

In order for them to achieve this, "the charity is keen to feature contributors and voices from across the research, prevention and treatment sectors, as well as voices of communities who have experienced gambling harms."

The charity is hoping that this provides the audience with the opportunity to hear more about the range of work being delivered across Great Britain in regard to gambling harm.

A wide range of topics

GambleAware is encouraging applicants to explore a range of topics with the overarching theme of public health such as:

  • Stigma
  • Inequalities
  • Cost of living crisis
  • Population health
  • Regulation

The deadline for submissions is Friday 12th of August 2022 and all submissions will be reviewed by an external panel of experts.

There are limited speaking opportunities available but there is some additional space available for a selection of bidders not chosen to be present. Applicants wanting to find out more should visit the page here.