GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
GamCare takes a non-judgemental approach to gambling. We do not wish to restrict the choices or opportunities for anyone to operate or engage in gambling opportunities that are available legally and operated responsibly.
We develop strategies that will:
- Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling
- Promote a responsible approach to gambling
- Address the needs of those adversely affected by a gambling dependency
GamCare operates the national telephone and online helplines for anyone affected by a gambling problem and provides both face to face and online counselling, free to clients. Our provision of face to face counselling reaches many parts of the UK and we are constantly developing the service to ensure that it is available locally. We encourage use of all our support services by any family members affected, to help address the impact on their lives.
Additionally, GamCare works to support the development and implementation of responsible policies and practice by the gambling industry and recognises best practice through a Certification scheme. If you are a member of the gambling industry and keen to learn more please visit www.gamcaretradeservices.com. Any profits generated by GamCare Trade Services, a company wholly owned by the charity, go towards funding GamCare's support services.
publication review date: February 2013
issue date: October 2012