Free Support for Problem Gamblers & their families
What is GamCare?
GamCare is a national charity funded by the gambling industry. It provides information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. You can find out more about GamCare on their website.
krysallis is the GamCare partner for the Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield, Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Doncaster and Hull areas.
This means we provide specialist support for problem gamblers and their families on behalf of GamCare.
Who can come for GamCare support?
GamCare support is available to anyone who feels they have a gambling problem, and also to anyone who is affected by the impact of gambling, for example family members of gamblers. We also offer support for couples in Harrogate.
Where is the support offered?
Please click here to see where we see clients. You will see the address of each location, plus a Google map and (where available) a photo of the therapy room.
What is GamCare support at krysallis like?
When you first contact us, we will ask you for some basic information (name, address, date of birth. All enquiries are treated in strict confidence and contact information is stored in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR. One of our specially trained GamCare practitioners will contact you, usually within 2 days, to arrange an initial assessment appointment. During this first session there is some paperwork to complete, which is to help build a thorough picture of your situation and to enable the two of you to plan your therapy.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, and are one to one. You will always see the same person unless either you or the counsellor wishes to change. Support is tailored to the client, so sessions may be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, or may start out weekly but become more stretched out as therapy progresses - these details are all to be agreed between you and your therapist.
In addition to face to face support, we can also offer you telephone support or Skype support, or combination of approaches.
We are also commencing an online recovery course from the 1st May 2019 from 7pm to 7.45pm.
If you would like any more information about GamCare support, please call the free GamCare helpline on 0808 802 0133 or call us on 01423 857939.
How can I arrange to come for support?
If you would like to arrange to come for GamCare support in Harrogate, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Grimsby or Hull, please call the free GamCare helpline on 08088020133. You can also contact us on 01423 857939, fill in our online form, or send us an email. If you don't live within easy reach of the above areas, you can search for your nearest GamCare support service here
What if I don't feel able to talk face to face?
GamCare doesn't only offer face to face support. It also offers:
GamCare (Head Office)