AnonyMind, the gambling addiction treatment provider, has announced the appointment of Andy Atha as its new chief operating operator. The appointment follows a 600% increase in registrations for its online treatment between Q3 and Q4 2021.
Andy brings gaming industry experience to AnonyMind from a former role as Sky Betting & Gaming safer gambling lead. The experience complements Andy’s healthcare technology insight from his most recent role as operations director at digital healthcare provider, Push Doctor.
AnonyMind provides flexible, online gambling addiction treatment. It offers online access to self-help support and therapy, alongside clinic-based treatment through its parent company, Leon House Private Clinic.
Andy Atha said: “I’m excited to get started, I believe in what this ‘Tech for Good’ award-winner is doing. There is a huge need for easy access to effective treatment. We provide the skills people need to cope, alongside insight to gambling operators to enhance their robust Responsible Gaming strategies.
“AnonyMind has built its processes and capacity. It has reached a point where I have the opportunity to increase awareness and funding for its innovative and potentially life-saving problem gambling treatment. I’m leading from the front and can’t wait to meet more gambling and healthcare industry contacts to discuss their pain points and our ability to solve them.”
Co-founder Andy Iddon added: “Andy will make a perfect captain for our ship. He has an outstanding combination of gambling industry experience and operational leadership in health tech. His insight will help us achieve our mission to support as many people as possible in overcoming gambling addiction. Especially when the NHS is under so much pressure.
“Our clinicians, clients we treat, and peers appreciate that compulsive gamblers face barriers in accessing traditional walk-in and residential treatment. From stigma and GP referrals to waiting lists and the cost and time of attending face-to-face centres. With our client-first model of online treatment, we prove those barriers are removable.”
Get in touch
If you are interested in working with AnonyMind to help support or fund treatment for people affected by gambling harm contact Andy Atha at firstname.lastname@example.org.