YGAM, which focuses on addiction among young people, is launching Mindful Resilience in collaboration with several other partners. Through this program, general practitioners will be trained to help people who suffer from gambling addiction.
The effort was motivated by the nation’s gambling regulator’s 2019 report. It addressed the problem of suicide among gambling addicts and noted the lack of knowledge among doctors who come in contact with them. On this topic A £2 limit for online casinos and a ban on all advertising? Britain The goal of the program is to provide health care professionals with quality training on the health harms of gambling. The organizers of the program recognize that health professionals can play a major role in combating the negative effects of gambling addiction. One of the organizers of Mindful Resilience, Frankie Graham, noted:»It is only right that health professionals will have a deeper understanding of the harms of gambling and have the tools to genuinely and positively engage with people who have gambling-related problems.