Summary

Chair: Graham Rushbrook, chair of the RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group and Health & Wellbeing Awards Programme.
Speakers: Zoe Osmond, Communications and Engagement Director at GambleAware, Matt Blanks and Tony Timms, Peer Aid Project, Bet Know More.

Zoe Osmond leads on the GambleAware Safer Gambling BetRegret campaign, which aims to promote safer gambling and reduce incidences of risky compulsive bets. Zoe will share her insights on developing a communications campaign focusing on prevention: from raising awareness to driving behaviour change. Topics covered in her presentation will include:

  • Developing and implementing the Safer Gambling campaign 
  • How to engage and drive partnerships to create momentum
  • Results to date: how the campaign is evolving

We will also hear from Matt Blanks and Tony Timms from Betknowmore’s Peer Aid Project. The Peer Aid Project is run in partnership between Betknowmore and UK independent charity Gamcare, integrating a peer support model through lived experience into Gamcare’s treatment model. The project is currently in development and will soon launch across London, with a view to eventually roll the service out across the UK.

Matt and Tony will be running a Lived Experience Session, introducing Betknowmore and the Peer Aid Project, sharing their personal journeys and discussing their experiences interacting with gambling service providers and support services.   

This event will run from 10am – 12pm. Registration opens at 9.30am. 2 CPD credits are available for attending this event. Refreshments will be provided. 

This event is linked to the RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group. For more information on the group and how to join visit the webpage.

Who should attend

This free event is open to all those with an interest in behaviour change and how awareness-raising can be used to reduce gambling-related harm.
 

Location
28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY. Nearest tube stations: Great Portland Street and Oxford Circus.