Our Team

Tackling Gambling Stigma has one aim: to remove the stigma and discrimination related to gambling harm.

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Who we are

Tackling Gambling Stigma is an independent, not-for-profit initiative that is being carried out by Clare Wyllie, Elizabeth Killick and Alexander Källman.

Our team have lived through their own experiences of addiction and have been affected by the addictions of others.

Tackling Stigma was set up in the spring of 2021 by Clare Wyllie and Alexander Källman and is supported by grant funding from Derek Webb. We have more than a decade of experience in gambling harm. We have undertaken lots of research, talking to people to understand what it’s like to experience different mental health challenges and social issues.

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Our Vision

The idea for Tackling Gambling Stigma came from countless conversations with people who have experienced gambling harm, and the project team’s own experiences of addictions. The need to be heard, understood and realise that you are not on your own – this feeling is combined with a wider need to educate the general public on what it is like to live with gambling harm.

We decided it was time to create change and to use our skillsets in research and communication to document the range of lived experiences of gambling harm and help this be heard.

People with lived experience are helping shape the project as we go. Tackling Gambling Stigma is part of a network of initiatives trying to improve how the UK deals with gambling harm.

Our Team

Meet the team behind Tackling Gambling Stigma.

Clare Wyllie

Research Director

Alexander Källman

Managing Director

Elizabeth Killick

Qualitative Researcher

About the problem

Despite millions of British people experiencing harm linked to gambling, society often stigmatises and discriminates against those harmed. As a result, stigma and discrimination further increase any harm caused by gambling.

About the project

At Tackling Gambling Stigma, we use research to bring together powerful stories from a wide range of people affected by gambling harm. Here you will be able to find out what it is like to experience gambling addiction or be harmed by gambling through reading, listening and watching people share their stories.