Tackling Gambling Harms in Haringey




Haringey GP Federation joined Haringey Council, NHS and voluntary sector organisations at a special summit this week to tackle gambling harms in the borough.

The summit, which was held at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 25th January, gathered together public health experts, researchers, policy makers and others to explore the scale of the issue, as well as education, prevention and treatment.

A speaker at the summit

An estimated 4,000 Haringey residents experience problem gambling directly, with six times that number indirectly impacted, including families, workplaces and the wider community.

Carolyn Matthews Head of Workforce Development at Haringey GP Federation and Haringey Training Hub lead highlighted the work being done by primary care to tackle the health impacts of gambling addiction.

Her presentation explained how Haringey GP Federation together with GamCare and the Haringey Public Health team are supporting families in Haringey who are impacted by gambling related harms and who would like to be referred to a general practitioner to access treatment or support.

GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms and the programme with Haringey GP Federation provides Haringey with two fully funded practitioners to work with local GP practices to provide support and treatment for families either virtually or face-to-face.

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Published: Jan 26, 2023