We are pleased to announce a new service to help you manage patients who have problems with gambling. This new service will be led by Dr Clare Gerada and supported by a multidisciplinary team of mental health nurses, GPs, treatment practitioners and therapists.
The Primary Care Gambling Service is a national service working in partnership with GamCare to provide integrated support services to anyone experiencing gambling harms.
We offer a range of support which can be provided face-to-face, online or over the phone. We can support gamblers as well as those who are affected by the gambling behaviour of a family member or friend. All of our services are free of charge and confidential.
Understanding the role gambling plays in your life can be the first step in making changes to reduce the harm it causes. It is unlikely that there will be a single answer, and you may need a combination of strategies to make lasting changes. You are more likely to be successful if you have support from others.
If you are affected by someone else’s gambling, there is a range of support available to you. We can help you understand why people gamble despite the negative consequences, as well as helping you work through your thoughts and feelings about your own situation.
We offer a range of short- and longer-term interventions, either over the phone, face-to-face or online. You may receive one-to-one support, or you may take part in group courses where you can meet others in similar situations.
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