GambleAware launches #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

GambleAware has launched #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, a new social media initiative that seeks to raise awareness and encourage discussion about the relationship between football and betting. The film-led initiative is designed to generate conversation and prompt reflection about the  impact of betting on football. The launch comes off the  back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and gambling industry  specialists  Regulus Partners which shows that 80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is now online. The  surge in online spending coincides with growing public concern about the  nature of gambling-related marketing in…

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UK Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, today unveiled the first Mental Health Action Plan for Elite Sport, which has been developed with mental health and sports organisations to improve awareness and training in top-level sport. A new mental health strategy will be implemented across all elite sports to promote good mental wellbeing and give athletes and National Governing Bodies better information about accessing sports and clinical psychologists. By 2024, elite sport must have mental health procedures embedded in their performance plans, and provide clear pathways for athletes to…

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