If you work in the healthcare profession - as a psychiatrist, general practitioner, nurse or counsellor- you may come across a client or patient, who you believe has a gambling problem. Similarly if you offer professional support -as a youth worker, probation officer, social worker, mental health professional or financial adviser- you may see clients who you feel need to address their gambling behaviour, as it is having a negative impact on their lives.
If you are looking for support for a client you are working with, GamCare has many services available.
What help can we offer you?
Information and advice
You can also get advice on working with a client, who may have a problem with their gambling.
We provide training to many different professionals from many different sectors, which is specifically designed to:
- Improve understanding of gambling and problem gambling behaviour and psychology
- Increase awareness of the social impact of gambling and problem gambling
- Provide the necessary skills to address the needs of those adversely affected by problem gambling
Find out more about the training avaiable to you on our Training listing page
What help can we offer your client or patient?
If your client acknowledges there is a problem and feels ready to make a change you can talk to them about GamCare and encourage them to contact us. You might find it useful to read through the page Get Support- For yourself with them, to look at the available services and support them to work through the initial steps to getting help.
For more advice on talking to your client/patient about their gambling see Working with a client.
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