- Are gambling problems affecting you, or those close to you? GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. Our expert services are confidential and non-judgemental.
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Number of sportspeople seeking help for gambling addiction has increased, says Sporting Chance CEO Colin Bland. Colin Bland to Sky Sports News: 'In one week, every phone call we took was from a. “Gamblers must admit that gambling has taken over their lives in a complete and overwhelming way.” Gamblers Anonymous doesn’t solicit members. It provides information to people struggling with a gambling addiction. The organization’s focus is to let people know that true help is available and that there is a way for compulsive gamblers. RecoverMe, a mobile health app tailored towards empowering individuals to manage gambling addiction, has received the backing of Southampton Football Club. Supporting the app’s launch, Southampton FC ‘will contribute significantly to support the growth and accessibility’ of the mHealth app, forming part of what the team calls ‘a responsibility to raise awareness of the support.
Online Gambling Therapy Support Groups
We run regular groups on a range of subjects for both problem gamblers and their friends and families. You don’t need to be the fastest or best typist in the world; just log into a group to feel welcomed and accepted by your peers and representatives of Gambling Therapy. We have recovery and support groups that are facilitated by trained and experienced support workers, and groups that are peer-run and friendly. In order to use our groups please register or sign in. Below you’ll find a calendar showing all of the different types of groups we run and the times we run them. All you need to do to access a group is to hover over the group you want to attend at the correct time and click on the green “join” button that appears when a group is open.Some groups have 15 minute entry times to allow for a discussion to flow without interruption other groups do not have entry times. However, if you have to leave a group for some reason and you want to come back in you still have the option to rejoin 🙂
Compulsive gambling is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the toll it takes on your life. If you're prone to compulsive gambling, you may continually chase bets, may lie or hide your behaviour, and may resort to theft or fraud to support your addiction. Compulsive gambling is a serious condition that can destroy lives.
Most people who have a gambling problem are using gambling as an opportunity to escape from other problems or pressures in their lives. Understanding what role gambling is playing in your life can be an important first step in beating the problem.
Signs of compulsive gambling
- Uncontrolled spending
- Increasing the frequency of gambling
- Concealing or lying about gambling behaviour
- Withdrawal from family activities
- Borrowing money or stealing to gamble
- Frequent mood swings
- Absence from work
- Taking increasingly bigger gambling risks
It's not known exactly what drives people to engage in compulsive gambling, but like many problems, it may result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
When gambling or trying to give up gambling, feelings of shame, guilt, anger, anxiety and depression can occur. These emotions should be explored and discussed with a professional counsellor.
Help and Support
Options in partnership with GamCare offers FREE counselling for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s problem gambling.
Our specialist gambling counsellors will use a combination of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help the person change their attitudes, opinions and behaviours to enable them to manage their gambling.
Gamblers Anonymous SouthamptonGamCare Helpline: 0808 8020 133Open 8am-midnight
To find out more information or to book an appointment with a counsellor here to help you or someone you who know who is suffering with Gambling.
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In order for the counselling to have an impact and lead to success, you will need to be able to engage on a weekly basis for an agreed period of time.
Counselling services are available at our centres inBanbury, Basingstoke, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Southampton. Click on the location for full address details and directions.
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