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Frequently Asked Questions​

1. Who should attend the session?

GAME-Family support group sessions are designed for family members, friends and individuals who are concerned about their loved ones with gambling problems. 

These sessions offer a supportive and understanding space where caregivers can openly share their experiences, learn from others, and receive support from others who may be facing similar challenges in caregiving. ​

​2. Is there a counsellor available during the session?

Group sessions are led by both a NAMS Counsellor and a Peer Support Volunteer.​

3. How frequent are the sessions held?

The sessions are held twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, excluding eve of public holidays and public holidays.​

4. What is the typical attendance for the group?

Attendance varies from week to week, usually with a maximum of around 8 attendees.​

5. What takes place during the session?

During the session, peer support volunteer and participants will share their experiences. A NAMS counsellor will also be there to lead and support the group.​

6. In which language are the sessions conducted?

The sessions are conducted in English.​

​7. Will my personal information be recorded?

Your name and contact number will only be collected for contact tracing purposes.​

8. Is one session enough?

While attending one session can be helpful, it may not provide enough support for managing gambling addiction. We strongly encourage coming regularly until you achieve your goals.​

9. What if I miss a session?

We understand that not everyone may make it to every session. If you miss one, you are welcome to join us from the next session.​

10. Are there specific group guidelines?

The support group is dedicated to creating a safe environment by following principles such as confidentiality, respectful communication, active listening, a non-judgemental attitude, showing empathy, and promoting equality. Our goal is to build a secure and supportive space where participants can share their experiences confidentially.

To join the support group, registration is necessary.


Contact our Helpline at 6-RECOVER (6-7326837).​ 
Make an enquiry, if you require more information. 

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