For many people gambling is not a harmful activity, but for some in a workplace, at school, in homes and many other places, it can become a serious problem. It is therefore important for people to properly understand the risks associated with gambling, and for them to be able to access timely advice and support to prevent a problem developing.
As well as offering information, advice and support for individuals, families and communities affected by gambling or related harms across different communities. GamCare Uganda provides a range of outreach and training services.
Many services would appreciate greater knowledge of how to spot warning signs of someone affected by gambling harms and ensure that those affected get the right support, and that’s where our services can help.
Youth Outreach Programs
We purpose to inform, educate, and safeguard youth. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.
This is achieved through outreaches. We work closely with students to raise awareness of problematic gambling and gaming across educational institutions.
Through the outreaches we enable young people to access honest, accurate and relevant information about gambling and problematic gambling; help young people to make informed choices about gambling and ensure that young people know where to go for free, specialist help and support if they need it.
Do you know anyone in the community that have a gambling problem? we advise on how to overcome it.
We work with communities to inform, educate and safeguard. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.
We work closely with community leaders to raise awareness to among the locals on problematic gambling and gaming. This in return helps locals access honest, accurate and relevant information about gambling and problematic gambling; help locals to make informed choices about gambling and ensure that locals know where to go for free, specialist help and support if they need it.
Do you have a gambling problem? we advise you on how to overcome it.
Vulnerable groups Programs
Women can be disproportionately negatively impacted by gambling related harms, which include financial, relationship and mental health issues. There is also an evidence base to suggest that for women, emotional distress, experience of trauma or managing other difficult situations such as domestic abuse, sexual violence or other pressures can make them vulnerable to experiencing gambling problems themselves. These problems can cause a sense of isolation and have far reaching impacts on their families, communities and personal lives; however they are often not aware where to get support services.
GamCare Uganda will work with organizations to support vulnerable women in raising awareness of how gambling is linked with a range of issues affecting women and girls and helping to better identify women in need – including those affected by domestic abuse, care leavers and victims of modern slavery.
GamCare Uganda is a registered and independent non-governmental organization and as such, donations are vital in extending the reach and impact of our work to minimise gambling-related harm to individuals and families.