Gambling: Suicide

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Chadlington Lord Chadlington Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the care available for families and individuals who are affected by suicides connected with gambling.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 12 July 2018.

The correct answer should have been:

Providing better information and support to people bereaved by suicide is a key area for action in the Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. Effective suicide bereavement services should be provided through local partnerships between local authorities, NHS organisations and voluntary and charitable sector providers. The NHS Choices website provides advice on accessing support for people who have been bereaved.

The charity GambleAware, which funds research, education and treatment for gambling addiction, has published a Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-2020. This includes plans to commission specialist support for people who suffer bereavement because of the problem gambling of a family member or friend.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (HM Household) (Chief Whip, House of Lords), Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Providing better information and support to people bereaved by suicide is a key area for action in the Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Strategy for England. Effective suicide bereavement services should be provided through local partnerships between local authorities, NHS organisations and voluntary and charitable sector providers. The NHS Choices website provides advice on accessing support for people who have been bereaved.

The charity GambleAware, which funds research, education and treatment for gambling addiction, has published a Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-2020. This includes plans to commission specialist support for people who suffer bereavement because of the problem gambling of a family member or friend.

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