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Armed Forces Project

Worried about gambling? 

You’re not alone. We provide the Armed Forces, ex-service members, and their community with the knowledge and tools to access support for themselves and others, whether at home or overseas.

Support for Gambling Harms in the Armed Forces 

Would you be able to spot the signs of gambling harms?  

Specialised training is available for members of the Armed Forces, provided by GamCare; the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms.  

Our training will support you to address stigma, recognise and respond to signs of gambling-related harms, and empower you with the confidence to talk about gambling. The training also helps establish referral pathways, highlighting the route to accessing support.  

Benefits of our training  

Raises awareness – Our sessions are designed to raise awareness about the impact of gambling harm on all affected individuals.  

Combats stigma – Gain insight into the impact of stigma on individuals affected by gambling-related harm and learn how to address it effectively.  

Increases knowledge – We enhance knowledge to enable the identification and recognition of gambling-related harm.  

We deliver training across the Armed Forces, both face-to-face and online, to the following:  

  • Training Establishments
  • Welfare Staff and Teams 
  • Medical and other support teams 
  • Regular Armed Forces Personnel 
  • Personnel Recovery Centres 
  • Armed Forces Personnel Transitioning to Civilian Life

For further information about the training and how to book training please email: [email protected] 

Additional support can be found through GamCare Services: 

Military Support & Charities: 

Find support that works for you

SSAFA – welfare, health and support services for UK Armed Forces, serving, veterans and families – 

Royal British Legion – provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families – 

Royal Navy Benevolent Trust support warrant Officers and below in the royal navy & royal marines, and their dependants – 

Royal Navy Officer Charity serving and retired officers of the Naval Service (RN, RM and QARNNS), their spouses, former spouses and dependants who are in need of financial support – 

Army Benevolent Fund – for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life – 

RAF Benevolent Fund – RAF veterans and serving members of the RAF and their partners and dependent children under 18 – 

Veterans Gateway – information and support for veterans and their families – 

Serve and Protect Serve and Protect Credit Union (formerly Police Credit Union) helps employees of the police, prison, military, fire, and health services save money and access financial support – 

Need support now? 

National Gambling Helpline: 0808 8020 133 

If you are a veteran of the affected other / family of a veteran and seeking support please call the National Gambling Helpline number above. 

For those Armed Forces personnel and families overseas please contact the via online chat:

For those overseas, please contact us via our chat function or join GamCare’s Online Community.

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