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Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership

Gambling Related Harms


Gambling Harm

Information about Gambling Related Harm

Take a look at this video, made by Maureen Hanniffy, Safeguarding Licensing Manager for Sheffield Children's Safeguarding Partnership. This helpful video addresses:

  • What is gambling harm?
  • What makes a person vulnerable to gambling harm?
  • How do you know if your gambling is a problem?
  • Safer gambling advice
  • How to get support

Gambling Harm Toolbox Talk - YouTube

Lived experience film

Watch this lived experience film, where Matthew tells his story of gambling addiction Matthew - a gambling addiction story - YouTube

Matthew Kettell from Sheffield talks about the shame that his gambling addiction brought upon himself and his family. He was close to suicide but ended up going to prison for three years in 2008 after stealing over £300,000 from his company. He did his time in prison, received help and is now recovering well. Matthew’s message to anyone struggling with gambling is: “There is help out there now so go and make that call - don’t wait until you’ve reached your absolute limit.

Support Available

Problem gambling is a hidden problem with high stigma which has serious mental health and financial impacts on individuals and their families – these impacts can last for a long time. This guidance signs post to support available.


You can also find guidance on the NHS website, Help for problems with gambling - NHS (www.nhs.uk) where you will find more information on gambling harms and ways to seek support, including information about the Northern Gambling Service (NHS)