GÖG-Colloquium | Is gambling a risk factor for suicide?

Beginn der Veranstaltung
28.11.2023 17:30 Uhr
Ende der Veranstaltung
28.11.2023 19:00 Uhr
online via Zoom
Heather Wardle (c) private

Gesundheit Österrreich cordially invites to a lecture with Heather Wardle, University of Glasgow.

Following the Reitox Academy on addiction and suicide, we were pleased to be able to offer a colloquium on the topic of gambling and suicide with an international expert on the topic. Experts often point out that addiction and suicidality are complex and often linked phenomena. People with addictions have an increased risk of suicide. Suicides are also an issue in the area of gambling due to the problems associated with pathological gambling. Gambling-related suicides were defined as a piece of the puzzle of the national gambling addiction monitoring system.

The presentation slides are available here: > DOWNLOAD < .

Dr. Heather Wardle has worked in gambling research, policy and practice for almost twenty years. Her research focuses on understanding the impact of gambling on people's lives. She is currently co-director of Gambling Research Glasgow and head of the Lancet Public Health Commission on Gambling. She has also been involved in the design, implementation and analysis of some of the UK's largest health and wellbeing studies, including the Health Survey for England and the British Gambling Prevalence Survey.

Martin Busch
Head of Austrian Reitox Focal Point
Head of Addiction Competence Center, Austrian National Public Health Institute

Birgit Priebe
Addiction Competence Center, Austrian National Public Health Institute