Summary

Chair: Graham Rushbrook, chair of the RSPH Behaviour Change Special Interest Group and Health & Wellbeing Awards Programme, and member of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee Programme.

Speakers: Zoe Osmond, Communications and Engagement Director at GambleAware and Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East.

A morning conference supported by GambleAware and the Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group on Behaviour Change.

Zoe Osmond leads on the GambleAware Safer Gambling BetRegret campaign, which aims to promote safer gambling and reduce incidences of risky compulsive bets.

She 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 Carolyn Harris MP who will be sharing updates from the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group. Carolyn is a Labour Member of Parliament for Swansea East and has led many successful campaigns during her three years in Parliament; children’s funeral fees, women’s pension inequality, lowering the stake on FOBTs and overturning the privatisation of HM Land Registry to name but a few.

Carolyn is Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, Shadow Home Office Minister and Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour. Topics covered in Carolyn’s presentation will include:

  • The work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling Related Harm, which Carolyn Chairs 
  • The campaign to reduce the stake on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals
  • Online gambling

This event will run from 10am – 12pm with registration from 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.