Over 5 million people experience harm due to their own difficulties with gambling, or the gambling of another. This impacts families, communities and society. Gambling harm is not well understood. The people affected experience shame and stigma, and are discriminated against in services, policy and regulation. This makes the problem worse.
You will play a key role in achieving our goal of tackling gambling harm stigma and discrimination, through providing a unique insight into the lived experience of gambling harm across diverse groups of people.
Tackling Stigma is a small values-driven initiative set up to reduce stigma and discrimination related to gambling harm – to support the removal of self-stigma and aid recovery for those affected, and end stigma and discrimination towards people with experience of gambling harm.
We will do this by bringing together expertise in research and communication with lived experience and experts by experience (EbEs). This will be used to create a multi-media website and online resource of the stories of those affected by gambling harms.