Ara Gambling Service provides 1:1 counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member. This service is available for people aged 18+ living in Bristol, Wales and South West England.
Ara is a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol as a partner in the Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service (ROADS), and has an extensive and expanding service providing counselling and support for problem gamblers.
Gamblers Anonymous provide support groups to help people overcome problem gambling.
GamCare is the leading UK provider of free information, advice and support for anyone harmed by gambling. They provide both telephone and online support.
SMART Recovery promote choice in recovery from addiction through a national network of mutual aid support meetings.
Support for Affected Others (those affected by someone else’s gambling addiction)
The service can be accessed by any Affected Other living in the West of England and Wales Clients will have individualised support plans, and will be able to access regular sessions remotely with a project worker for up to 3 months to begin to overcome the harms of disordered gambling and rebuild their lives. Clients can also be referred for free counselling alongside this service if needed, and the service can be accessed by any Affected Other living in the West of England and Wales.