NHS Health Scotland Surveys

Protecting and supporting people vulnerable to harms associated with gambling online during COVID19


The Gambling Harms Group, a multiagency group working to reduce the harms caused by gambling in the City of Glasgow, want to hear from local services to better understand what they would find helpful as they protect and support people vulnerable to gambling harms at this difficult and uncertain time. 

Glasgow's Gambling Harms Group has members from across the City Council, the Integration Joint Board, Health & Social Care Partnership, Community Planning Partnership, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN), The Health & Social Care Alliance Scotland and the University of Glasgow.

In January 2020 we started a 3 year project to understand and respond to gambling harms experienced by people who live, work and play in Glasgow. On 23 March 2020 the UK went into lockdown in response to the COVID19 outbreak. Land based gambling premises closed but people, many of whom are vulnerable, are still able to gambling online 24/7. Recognising the potential impact of the COVID19 outbreak on online gambling participation, risks and harms, we are refocusing our work. Your responses to this survey will help guide us to actions that will support a local approach. 

Please take 10 minutes to complete this short survey. Please submit your repsonses by 25 May 2020.

Your answers will be treated as confidential. They will be anonymised, summarised and used to inform a local response to help protect and support local people who are vulnerable to gambling harms.

If you have any concerns or complaints, want more information or want to discuss your responses in more detail, please contact Dr Michelle Gillies (Michelle.Gillies1@nhs.net).

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