Being close to someone who has a gambling problem can be very distressing and overwhelming. This is particularly the case when you don’t know how to help the person you love and care about and you see them struggling. You may experience lots of different feelings, including hurt, anger, mistrust, sadness and worry about the future. You may also be affected financially and worried about how to manage.
There is support available for you as a family member, loved one or friend of someone who is gambling. It is a free and confidential space where you can get support and advice to help you.
Adfam@Home is a remote support service offering one to one support directly to adults affected by a loved one’s gambling. Support sessions are offered in the comfort of your own home and are delivered via Zoom or telephone.
To request sessions, please complete the form below. We will be in touch to check out that what we can offer is appropriate for you and then, when available, we will put you in touch with a support worker to arrange your first session.
You will need to have private use of a room and an appropriate device for your sessions, and we will also discuss any previous support, personal circumstances and ask about your mental health to ensure that providing you with remote sessions is safe and suitable for you.
What we offer
6 sessions of one to one support from a skilled and experienced worker
Support sessions will provide you with the opportunity to explore how your loved one’s gambling is affecting you and to receive support with how to make changes if you would like to. Our experienced worker will spend time listening to you, and over the six sessions will also introduce a range of topics which we have found to be helpful to those affected by another person’s problem gambling. Our worker will (metaphorically!) walk alongside you as you plan a way forward and may make suggestions for further support or advice if appropriate.
To request support sessions, please complete our form via the ‘Request support’ link below.
Information and guidance is also available on the NHS Inclusion Midlands Gambling Clinic website.