Minimising gambling harm
Use of strategies to avoid excessive gambling. In Fact
6 Aug 2014
While many people gamble safely, a number are harmed by their gambling behaviour, leading to significant health, social, and economic implications. It is, therefore, important to understand and monitor how people avoid excessive gambling. The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) works to increase awareness about gambling harm and supports communities to prevent and respond to harmful gambling. As part of this, HPA’s Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) monitors exposure to gambling harm and useful strategies to avoid potentially harmful gambling behaviour.