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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Organisations offering activities and support. For local information go to Coronavirus Information,
Home But Not Alone phone line: 0800 876 6926,
or go to Community Action Suffolk to see how local groups can help isolated people.

GamCare Women's Programme

Coronavirus Support

In light of recent developments, we understand that many of our partner agencies and service users will be worried and concerned about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We appreciate that these are unusual times and, for some people, coping with the stress of this situation and self-isolation may increase urges to gamble. Please be assured that our services are still OPEN and we continue to offer both telephone support and online services.  For more information about our response, please visit: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/news-and-blog/blog/update-on-covid-19-coronavirus/

The National Gambling Helpline is open 24 hours every day on Freephone 0808 80 20 133, or you can Live Chat with us. Our Forum is also available throughout the day and overnight to connect to others in similar situations and seek and share support. We are also providing Chatroom sessions twice a day to provide additional support. Visit:  https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now/

Regarding the Treatment Services we provide, all new assessments for clients across our network will be held over the phone. We will be in touch with all current clients to arrange ongoing telephone support.  Information about our treatment services, via telephone and our new online GameChange course, visit: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/our-treatment-offer/

To contact our counselling partner in Suffolk (Breakeven) directly, please visit http://www.breakeven.org.uk/ 

Our face-to-face Outreach Work is currently suspended, but we can offer free, live, online 1 to 1.5 hour awareness-raising sessions via Zoom, so individual staff can log on from wherever they are, using a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.  For more information, contact Polly Johnson on 07397 224948 or polly.johnson@gamcare.org.uk

General Details

GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. 

Our Women's Programme is focused on building awareness of problem gambling and support options within the wider support sectors for women and girls, and supporting women to encourage them speak out about problem gambling. This includes free advice, support and training that can be tailored for any service and can be flexible based on staff skills/availability.

We can offer:

• FREE resources for staff and women and girls in your service affected by problem gambling
• FREE face-to-face training packages with an aim of upskilling staff around early identification, advice, signposting and referral
• FREE treatment to women affected by problem gambling
• A single point of contact for ongoing support and advice

By working together, we can reduce gambling-related harm experienced by women and increase access into our fully-funded and free treatment services across a variety of locations in Great Britain.

Who to contact

Name
Polly Johnson
Position
Women's Outreach Officer - East of England
Telephone
07397 224948
Email
polly.johnson@gamcare.org.uk
Website
https://www.gamcare.org.uk/news-and-blog/blog/why-were-focusing-on-women-and-problem-gambling/
Social Media
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Where to go

Area served
Suffolk
Notes

Free training and support is offered to any organisation in Suffolk.  

Other details

Age Groups
Adults
Service users involved in planning
Yes
Last Updated
01/04/2020

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