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Cost of living crisis could lead to a worrying growth of gambling harms

The charity GambleAware is today launching a prevention campaign targeting women, to raise awareness of the vital support available for those who are struggling with their relationship with gambling.

The campaign aims to challenge the unique stigma that impacts women who gamble in particular, helping women and their loved ones to spot early warning signs surrounding their gambling and start a conversation before these issues escalate.

New data shows that 12% of women who gamble are already using gambling to supplement household income and one in five (21%) are experiencing health challenges, such as stress and anxiety, as a result of gambling.

Ryan spoke to psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos.

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