New gambling support service at Calderdale Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice has received funding from GambleAware for a new Gambling
Support Service. The Service is offering free training about gambling-related harm across
Yorkshire, The Humber and North Lincolnshire to frontline workers (e.g.
individuals who work within alcohol/substance misuse, mental health, housing,
finance/welfare, safeguarding, social work, social prescribing, adult and
Service is offering awareness (up to 1 hour) and training (1 – 3 hour)
sessions. The awareness session is an introduction to gambling-related harm and
the training session is more in-depth and focuses on how to spot the signs and
symptoms associated with gambling-related harm.
Gambling Support Service Trainer, Dr. Stephanie Bramley, will deliver the
training sessions and provide advice to clients. Stephanie has a PhD in gambling and also conducts
research about gambling-related harm at King’s College London. Stephanie has recently completed projects
about the impact of gambling for vulnerable adults and will continue to
undertake research alongside her role at Calderdale Citizens Advice.
For more information about the new Gambling Support Service or to arrange training sessions, please contact Stephanie via e-mail Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01422 365029 / 01422 652250.
has a background in gambling studies and psychology of music. In March 2015 she
was awarded her PhD from The University of Sheffield with her thesis ‘Exploring the presence,
experience and influence of background music in gambling situations’. As part
of her PhD she conducted interviews with casino managers, administered an
online questionnaire to gamblers and designed an empirical experiment to test
the effects of background music on laboratory virtual roulette gambling
behaviour. During her PhD she received a Worldwide Universities Network
Research Mobility Programme award and visited the Gambling Treatment Clinic at
The University of Sydney where she collaborated with Professor Alex
Blaszczynski and Dr Sally Gainsbury (Southern Cross University).
has also worked as an Involvement Research Officer for a Leeds based charity.
In this role she designed and facilitated involvement opportunities with
vulnerable populations, patients, elderly people, carers, the general public
and those experiencing health inequalities so as to gather their views
concerning health and social care services.
research interests include the design and promotion of gambling products,
responsible gambling, gambling amongst vulnerable populations and the impacts
of gambling. Stephanie also conducts research within the field of psychology of
music and has also taught music psychology, research methods and study skills
at higher education institutions.