General support and information
Support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. Website: www.gamcare.org.uk and www.bigdeal.org.uk. Forum and Chatroom: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/forum/ 0808 8020 133, 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. An online chat service Website: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now/
Help for problem gamblers and Gamblers Anonymous Meetings across UK can be accessed via this website: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/
Encouragement for the families and friends of compulsive gamblers, helping them to understand the problem and to help overcome it. Website: http://gamanon.org.uk/
For anyone experiencing difficulties resulting from a gambling problem – e.g. gamblers, partners and family members - across the UK. Website: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/our-treatment-offer/
Information, advice and online resources on problem gambling Website: https://www.begambleaware.org/
A list of organisations that provide help directed at managing the consequences of problem gambling can be found at: https://www.begambleaware.org/confidential-help/confidential-help-and-support-services/
Female specific support and training
GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, and we have received additional funding to deliver a two-year, nationwide Women’s Programme.
Research suggests that only a small proportion of women affected by gambling-related harm are currently reaching out for support. We are concerned that many people still think of gambling as a ‘male issue’, and that stigma and shame prevent women from coming forward. Gamcare provide FREE training, resources and ongoing support to staff, volunteers and professionals in organisations across the North West to help them recognise and respond to signs of gambling-related harm so that more women are empowered to access treatment and support services.
GamCare are currently offering a two-hour online interactive workshop, which explores harms to women, caused by problem gambling and routes into support and treatment. This workshop aims to help make problem gambling more identifiable for practitioners working with women in both generic and gender specific services.
These can be booked on Eventbrite for individuals: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rachel-simm-33356849825