GamCare have partnered with St Mungo’s Recovery College in Southwark, London, to offer a free of charge, six-week course to help prevent homelessness due to compulsive gambling.
The new weekly course, run by the GamCare team, will take place on Thursdays from 4th October – 8th November 2018, from 5.30pm – 7pm each week.
The course is open to those who want to stop gambling as well as those who hope to control and reduce their gambling. Modules will explore what can lead to problem gambling, how to cope with situations that usually lead to gambling in a different way, how to minimise the harm caused by problem gambling and how to prevent and manage relapses.
Enrolment will take place between 19th – 21st September at 33 Rushworth Street (SE1). Clients can also register by calling the Recovery College on 020 7902 7940 or emailing [email protected].
Helen Garratt, Director of Clinical Services at GamCare, says: “We know that there is a link between problem gambling and homelessness, and we hope that working together with St Mungo’s Recovery College we can reduce the risk of people losing their homes.”
GamCare has also provided training to the teams working across the Recovery Colleges in London to promote awareness of problem gambling and how to identify risks as early as possible so that help and support can be targeted effectively.
For more information view the course flyer here.