About Gambling Therapy
Gambling Therapy is an online service that provides emotional and practical advice and support to people outside the UK affected by problem gambling. The service, launched in 2004, uses a variety of online methods to deliver support and has a team of online advisors skilled in working within the field of problem gambling.
Gambling Therapy provides support, information and advice services in 28 languages, and is accessible across the world (GamCare delivers a service for problem gamblers in the UK).
Gambling Therapy’s Services
The Gambling Therapy online services available for individuals affected by a gambling problem or the gambling problem of a loved one are as follows:
- Forums (Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
- Moderated peer support groups (Currently 37 each week)
- Un-moderated peer support groups (Available at weekends and during bank holidays)
- One to one helpline sessions (9.00am to 5.00pm GMT plus additional evening hours)
- Email support (Emails can be sent to 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)
- Worldwide resources database for problem gamblers
Gambling Therapy also uses its expertise in supporting problem gamblers to provide training and advice to the overseas gambling industry on social responsibility.
Gambling Therapy’s Members
All services are confidential and the team of online advisors use their knowledge and compassion to support people and signpost them to other sources of help where needed. One member of a Gambling Therapy forum emailed this comment:
“I think this site is a godsend. No way, could I have gotten this far, without it. My deepest thanks to this organization of individuals who make it possible.”
As of June 2012; Gambling Therapy has over 11,000 people who are using the services and actively engaging in groups and forums, together creating an active and accepting online therapeutic community.
Gambling Therapy support the right of any individual to choose to engage in legal gambling activities for the purpose of recreation.
Gambling Therapy is part of the Gordon Moody Association, a charity registered in the UK. The Gordon Moody Association offers a unique and intensive residential treatment programme in the UK for those gamblers most severely addicted. Further information on the Gordon Moody Association.
For additional information on Gambling Therapy please visit the Gambling Therapy website. Registered charity number: 1124751.