The Red Card Gambling Support Project (‘Red Card’ for short!) is a ‘not for profit’ organisation. Prevention of gambling addiction is the key to our work. The more we raise awareness, the more we can prevent people from going down the destructive route of problem gambling.
Gambling Commission Delivery Partner, CPD Accredited.
Red Card is a Gambling Commission approved delivery partner, and we have also had our work approved for CPD accreditation by the CPD statndards office. We believe in early intervention to reduce gambling related harms for all, and we are passionate about educating young people on gambling and gaming addiction.
Living experience facilitators, reaching 10,000 young people
Having reached over 10,000 young people over the last 3 years, we are pleased to say that we have been funded to continue to educate our youth by the National Lottery — something that we are proud of.
Our delivery model is unique, only using lived experience facilitators. We believe people want to hear from those that have walked the gambling addiction journey, and can share their testimoinials to help raise awareness of this crippling addiction.
Growing and collaborating
We run a number of projects, as gambling addiction affects all sectors, and so we try to reach as many people as possible form various professions. With 8 years of experience under our belt, Red Card are always looking to expand, and will continue to educate and raise awareness of gambling related harms by working and partnering with other agencies, as we also belive in good, positive, collaboration.
Reaching diverse and marginalised communities
With a diverse team, we also aim to reach those from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds, particularly the Black/Asian/African communities, as we are aware of the scale of gambing within this cohort group, and how they may be more vulnerable and at risk of suffering gambling related harms.
We aim to make sure that people from all backgrounds and cultures are educated about the dangers of gambling addiction and the impact it can have on our lives. We work with all agencies including schools, colleges, sports clubs, prison and probation services, and others to help create a more stable and healthy society in the future. Our vision is to become a long-term beneficial and supportive service for all who experience problem gambling.
Our mission is to create a lasting social change through our work, by educating people about the dangers of gambling, helping to reduce crime in our communities, raising awareness of mental health, and by delivering our work nationwide.
Our team deliver targeted workshops that not only share Tony’s personal story of his battle with gambling addiction but also, by using the knowledge and experience of professional therapists and counsellors, we go deeper in to the nature of addiction and how to combat it, and the wider impact on the gambling addict’s friends and family.
The Red Card team is made up of a mixture of professionals, all with a vast amount of experience that is relevant to addiction and problem gambling.
If you represent a group of people and would like to book a talk, a workshop, or just find out more about our problem gambling service, then please contact us.