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News and Blog

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

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17th March 2015

GamCare appoints new Chairman

National responsible gambling charity GamCare has today announced that Sir Ian Prosser, the former Chairman and Chief Executive of Bass Plc, has been appointed Chairman of the charity.

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29th January 2015

GamCare Chairman Anthony Jennens passes away

It is with great sadness that GamCare announces the death of Anthony Jennens OBE, who has served as Chairman of GamCare for the last 10 years. Prior to taking up the chairmanship in 2005, Mr Jennens was a member of the Board and has worked with GamCare, almost since its inception in 1997.

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31st December 2014

GamCare Chairman awarded OBE

Anthony Jennens, chairman of the problem gambling charity GamCare, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List, receiving an OBE for charitable services in the Prevention and Treatment of Gambling Addiction.

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6th February 2013

GamCare Announces New Chief Executive

"I am delighted to welcome Dirk Hansen as the new Chief Executive of GamCare. He brings a wealth of experience from the field of mental health and well-being services, holding executive positions in both charitable and commercial organisations in the UK and the USA."

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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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