West Cumbria Mental Health Partnership

West Cumbria Mental Health Partnership

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Women's gambling support from GamCare

Founded in 1997, GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. We operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide
treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling

Gambling-related harm can be very hidden and the signs, such as debt, depression and anxiety, may not immediately suggest that gambling is the cause.

Women make up over 80% of affected others who call the National Gambling Helpline,
and 20% of gamblers. The number of women with a gambling problem is rising at twice the rate of men.

However, we believe that fewer than 1% women affected by gambling related harm reach out for support. Women tell us this is because of stigma, shame and fear of statutory services involvement.

What GamCare can offer

FREE training to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to discuss and support individuals experiencing gambling related harm. Ensuring women get the right support at the right time.

Information, advice and ongoing support about how to identify gambling harms, the services that are available, and how to make a referral.

Attending and presenting at networking events, team meetings, women’s groups. To keep gambling harms on the agenda and amplify women’s experience.

Direct engagement and support to women who might be at risk of experiencing gambling related harm.

Get Support From GamCare

Contact Rachel Simm Women’s Programme Training and Engagement Lead
(North West Region) to discuss how we can help, using the information below.

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