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News and Blog

GamCare provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem

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25th February 2016

Chatroom hours to be extended

As part of the support we offer to problem gamblers and others affected by problem gambling, we run a daily online Chatroom from 8pm - 9pm. From 8th March we will also be running daytime Chatrooms.

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3rd February 2017

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A Different Perspective

Guest blogger Fay takes a moment to examine how the way we think about a situation can affect how we respond to it, and how a different perspective of gambling behaviour could be helpful.

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27th January 2017

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Why Can’t They Just Stop?

Overcoming a gambling problem can be hard for partners, family and friends too. Catherine looks at how relationships can suffer because of a gambling problem, and how you can begin to mend those bridges.

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15th December 2016

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Staying Safe Online

What player protection tools are available for someone gambling online, and what can you do if gambling becomes a problem for you?

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2nd December 2016

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Our work with young people

This year GamCare joined the #GivingTuesday movement to raise the profile of our education and awareness work with young people and the frontline teams who work with them. Read more >>

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4th November 2016

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Lashing Out

Reflecting on the recent US Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Catherine looks at the links between problem or pathological gambling and domestic violence.

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20th October 2016

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Feeling lucky?

Catherine delves into cultural perceptions of luck and contemplates why gambling might be a big issue for the Chinese community.

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7th October 2016

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Safe Bet?

Guest blogger Rahima, 17, wants young people to take a moment to make more informed choices about whether they gamble or not.

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20th September 2016

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Helping to Manage Gambling Debts

GamCare were joined by debt management specialists PayPlan for a chatroom to support problem gamblers affected by debt. In case you missed it, here are the top tips they shared.

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16th September 2016

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The Spiral into Debt

Our guest blogger from debt management agency PayPlan takes a look at how gambling-related debt can take it's toll on gamblers and their loved ones.

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9th September 2016

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Take it one day at a time

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, Catherine encourages anyone struggling with thoughts or feelings about suicide because of a gambling problem to reach out for support.

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12th August 2016

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Staying in control

Catherine looks at some practical tips which can help you stay in control during major sporting events like the Olympic Games.

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