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Podcast launch: Let’s hae a blether aboot gambling harms in Scotland

October 12, 2023

We are thrilled to share that the first episode of our podcast on gambling harms in Scotland is now live!…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 31 Aug

September 13, 2023

Our third network webinar of 2023 was on 31 August, and focused on ‘Gambling and Crime.’ Tickets for the event…

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New survey for young people in Scotland – Share your views on gambling, gaming, and cryptocurrency

September 4, 2023

Are you aged 11-25 and living in Scotland? If so, we want to hear what you think about gambling, cryptocurrency,…

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Inclusive practice: Introducing our partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland

June 29, 2023

In this post, Allie (CEO) and Christina (Project Development Officer) describe our partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland (LGBTYS)  and our…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 25 May

June 21, 2023

Our second network webinar of 2023 was on 25 May, and focused on ‘Gambling and Mental Health.’ Speakers highlighted research…

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New report: Scottish students’ views on gambling, gaming, and cryptocurrency

May 10, 2023

We are excited to share new research on Scottish students’ views on gambling, gaming, and cryptocurrency. The research was conducted…

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Fast Forward’s response to the UK government’s white paper on gambling

May 8, 2023

Fast Forward welcomes the UK government’s recent white paper on gambling reform. It is a positive step in the process…

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All Bets Are Off: Street League and the Hub take on gambling harm in sports and gaming

April 19, 2023

Fast Forward’s new Gambling Harm Awareness Charter, launched with Street League as the first pilot organisation, aims to create a…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 30 March

April 5, 2023

Our first network webinar of 2023 was on 30 March, and focused on ‘Gambling and Gender.’ Speakers highlighted research around…

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We’re hiring – join the Fast Forward team!

March 27, 2023

Fast Forward is now hiring for the role of Project Officer in the Scottish Gambling Education Hub! We are looking for…

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Guest blog: Susan from the Scottish Women’s Convention on gambling stigma and discrimination for women

February 27, 2023

In this blog, Susan McKellar from the Scottish Women’s Convention shares a take on their roundtable event on women and…

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Details from the Gambling Harms and Homelessness networking event on 20 Jan

February 22, 2023

Our first networking event in partnership with Simon Community Scotland brought individuals working in the gambling harms and homelessness sectors…

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Guest blog: Georgina from includem on embedding gambling in staff training and induction

February 9, 2023

In this blog, Georgina Aitchison (Learning & Development Co-ordinator) from includem shares their journey towards including gambling in their work,…

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Guest blog: Robert from Highland Council shares top tips for how to have conversations about online safety with young people

January 26, 2023

In this blog, Robert Quigley from Highland Council shares their journey towards including gambling in their work, and tips for…

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Meet our newest member – Farrah Walji Jiwa

December 14, 2022

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Farrah Walji Jiwa (farrah@fastforward.org.uk). Farrah joins the team as Project Officer,…

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Report from Fast Forward’s Scottish Gambling Education Conference

December 14, 2022

It was wonderful to welcome so many of you to our first annual conference ‘Inspiring the next steps in gambling…

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Guest blog: Erika from Home-Start Orkney on including gambling in their work

December 1, 2022

In this blog, Erika Copland from Home-Start Orkney shares their journey towards including gambling in their work. Having attended an online…

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Our Gambling Education Toolkit 2022 is now available

November 3, 2022

We are delighted to launch the 2022 edition of our Gambling Education Toolkit! This edition includes updated research, delves a…

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Details from the Scottish Gambing Education Network meeting on 29 Sept

September 30, 2022

The third network webinar of 2022 was on 29 Sept, and focused on ‘New Technologies in Gambling’. This was our…

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New Survey for Scottish Students – Share your views on gambling, gaming and cryptocurency

August 17, 2022

Are you currently a student at a university or college in Scotland? If so, we want to hear what you…

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Cryptocurrency: What is it, and is it linked to gambling?

July 29, 2022

In this post, we explain what cryptocurrency is, and its connections to gambling. Cryptocurrency is an increasingly visible and mainstream…

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Youth Fund Showcase: The Toon, a youth-led drama production

July 11, 2022

In this post, Tina from the Scottish Gambling Education Hub shares the case study of a youth-led project funded by…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘The Art of Gambling’

June 2, 2022

Barnardo’s Stirling facilitated a unique art workshop, themed around the topic of gambling and its risks. Two young people got…

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Guest blog: Chris from Fathers Network Scotland on men’s health

May 30, 2022

Men’s Health Week is this month (13-19 June). In this blog, Chris Miezitis from Fathers Network Scotland shares how their…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 26 May

May 25, 2022

The second network webinar of 2022 was on 26 May, and focused on the links between gambling, gaming, and disability….

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Meet our newest member – Francesca Howard

May 16, 2022

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Francesca Howard, Scottish Gambling Education Hub Project Manager. Francesca was born…

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New report: Young people’s views on gambling and gaming

April 25, 2022

We are delighted to share new research exploring young people across Scotland’s views on gambling and gaming. The report was…

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Reflecting on YouthLink’s Digital Youth Work Conference 2022

February 9, 2022

The conference on Safer Internet Day (8 Feb 2022) highlighted the wealth of opportunities children and young people have gained…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 20 Jan

January 27, 2022

The first network webinar of 2022 focused on tackling stigma around gambling. We are thrilled that so many members took…

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The Hub shares top tips for facilitating training

December 22, 2021

Many of the people and organisations we work with deliver training, or educational sessions, for young people and families. In…

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GambleAware recommissions the Scottish Gambling Education Hub

November 17, 2021

We are delighted to share that GambleAware has recommissioned the Hub’s work for a further three years. The Hub project…

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Introducing our new Hub member Tina

October 8, 2021

Hi, my name is Tina Reuter and I am delighted to join the Fast Forward team as Project Officer (Gambling…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 16 Sept

September 29, 2021

Our network meeting this September focused on the psychology of gambling. We’re delighted so many members were able to attend…

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Case study: How Ypeople are tackling gambling harms

July 15, 2021

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub supports Scottish third sector organisations that work with young people and families to include gambling…

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Details from the Trust Me film launch event

June 30, 2021

In May we launched the Trust Me film resource and website, and held a digital screening of the film at…

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Details from the Scottish Gambling Education Network meeting on 20 May

May 27, 2021

The spring network webinar focused on involving people with lived experience in the prevention of gambling harm. It was our…

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Fast Forward responds to the Review of the Gambling Act 2005

April 29, 2021

The UK Government is reviewing our gambling laws through a process called the Gambling Act Review. The existing laws were…

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The Hub reflects on a year of remote working

April 1, 2021

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub’s Support Officer Alexa Armstrong shares how the team adapted to life in lockdown. Well, what…

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New UK research uses big financial data to show gambling linked to harmful life experiences

March 4, 2021

Even small gambling spend linked to poor financial, social, and health outcomes. Researchers at Oxford University published a landmark study…

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End of an era at the Gambling Education Hub

October 30, 2020

Having joined us on 9th November 2012, Chiara Marin is leaving Fast Forward to take up a new post with…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Don’t Be a Loser’

March 1, 2020

Youth 2000 (Y2K) engaged their young people in the co-creation of an awareness-raising video addressing gambling-related harms. Mindful of the…

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Youth Fund Showcase: ‘Booze, Bet, Bust’

February 13, 2020

A group of young people took it upon themselves to examine just how different their community is from a more…

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GambleAware 7th Annual Conference

December 18, 2019

On December 5th, the Gambling Education Hub team attended the GambleAware 7th Annual Conference in London. This year’s programme theme…

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2019 Theatre Tour: the evaluation summary

November 7, 2019

Fast Forward is delighted to share the evaluation summary of the 2019 theatre-based school tour addressing gambling-related harms. Fast Forward…

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Youth Fund Showcase: The Half Time Pop Up Workshop

July 3, 2019

A series of pitch side activities during a football game engaged young people in conversations about gambling, loot boxes, and…

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