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Support service for gamblers is spreading to St Helens
6:20am Wednesday 7th May 2014 in News
RESPONSE has been so great for a free gambling support service that it is being extended across Merseyside to take in St Helens and Knowsley.
GamCare and Beacon Counselling Trust Free Gambling Support service got to a flying start in Liverpool delivering face-to-face problem gambling treatment, including free one to one counselling, couples counselling and group counselling, is currently delivered from a central hub in the city.
Neil Platt, Clinical Lead at Beacon Counselling, said: “The response since the launch has been overwhelming which shows there is a real need for this free service. The service is now being extended beyond Liverpool and we are taking referrals from across Merseyside.”
The GamCare network of treatment partners provides services across Great Britain for those who need sustained help to deal with their gambling problems. This service is free and confidential and is available to anyone affected by problem gambling.
Founded in 1997, the GamCare HelpLine receives nearly 100 calls a day with over 85% of clients rating the service as “very good” or “excellent”. In 2012/13 GamCare treated over 3,200 clients.
Anyone wishing to use the service should call 0151 321 1099 or the GamCare helpline on 0808 8020 133 (www.gamcare.org.uk)
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