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Support for Problem Gamblers Ahead of ‘Blue Monday’

23rd December 2016

GamCare will host an hour-long live chatroom for problem gamblers struggling to find positive coping strategies ahead of ‘Blue Monday’.

GamCare will host an hour-long live chatroom for problem gamblers struggling to find positive coping strategies ahead of ‘Blue Monday’, said to be the most depressing day of the year. The chatroom will run from 2pm- 3pm on Friday 13th January 2017.

A GamCare Counsellor will be on hand during this chatroom to offer additional encouragement and suggestions regarding positive behaviour changes, and also to discuss how GamCare counselling may differ from other treatment options.

Stephen Cunningham, Frontline Services Manager at GamCare, says: “As well as beginning to understand the motivations behind harmful gambling behaviour, for instance through GamCare counselling, we believe it’s important to deal with the practical issues. This chatroom is designed to give emotional support to problem gamblers and provide a chance to ask any burning questions. The chatroom is a supportive space to figure out how they can begin to deal with individual triggers and make positive changes moving forward.”

To participate in the chatroom, register as a GamCare Forum member and join at 2pm on Friday 13th January 2017.