Education

Our ground-breaking education programme aims to help young people and their teachers understand how addictive gambling products cause harm and can result in clinically diagnosable mental health conditions.

The programme is free from the influence of the gambling industry and is one of several much-needed prevention measures.

Our programme

105,000
UK children addicted or at risk of addiction

Created and delivered by people with lived experience, our evidence-based and evaluated programme lets young people know the risks of engaging with the most harmful forms of gambling, focusing on how addictive products are designed and the methods and impact of gambling industry marketing practices. 

Our film

The programme includes an award-winning film which is based on lived experience and includes testimony from professionals and people who have suffered gambling harms. The film illustrates how gambling disorder can develop over time and the consequences it can have. You can watch the trailer below.

The trailer for our award-winning education film, which complements our programme.
50% increase
in students connecting gambling with risk

The pilot

In 2021 and 2022, we piloted the programme in schools and colleges across England and Northern Ireland. The launch received widespread publicity including in national media.

During this period, the programme reached 3,479 young people in England and NI. The independent evaluation showed it had a positive impact on young people’s attitudes and understanding of gambling risks and harms.

ITV News report covering the launch of our education programme.

Find out more

Following a successful pilot, we are now testing different delivery methods of our programme at schools and colleges across England, including a training workshop for teachers and youth workers.

For more info, please download the overview PDF below or send us an email at education@gamblingwithlives.org.