Ara win the Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling award!

After being selected as finalists in the shortlisting for the Global Regulatory Awards, the winners were announced on Thursday 21st October.

Along with our partners at Beacon Counselling Trust, we are proud to have been recognised for our excellence in the field of problem gambling. This was driven by our work with South Asian Communities, Breaking the Sharam. The project aimed to help break the stigma of seeking help for gambling problems within these communities.

The ‘Breaking the Sharam’ Project provides non-judgemental, culturally sensitive and appropriate advice on accessing specialist support to anyone experiencing gambling related harms in the South Asian Community.

Read more about Breaking the Sharam here.

Ara would like to say congratulations to everyone involved for the wonderful work that made receiving this prestigious award possible.


Above: Graham England (centre), CEO of Ara Recovery For All, accepts the Outstanding Contribution to Safer Gambling award.

Who are Ara Gambling Service?

Ara Gambling Service provides free, confidential advice for anyone struggling with problem gambling. This includes 1:1 counselling for gamblers and affected others in Wales and the South West of England.

How can I get help for my gambling or a loved one’s gambling?

To get in touch, call us on 0330 1340 286 or visit our Get Support page.

Our partners, Beacon Counselling Trust provide help for problem gamblers in the North West of England.