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GAME - Family 

​Game Family is an eight-session psycho-educational and support group for family members of gamblers struggling with gambling addiction. The group is open to both the clients of NAMS as well as the general public. GAME Family teaches families how to better support the gambler in recovery, and how to take better care of themselves. The topics covered in the sessions include:

  • Impact of problem gambling on family
  • Managing money
  • Managing distress
  • Understanding problem gambling
  • Helping the gambler
  • Rebuilding relationships
  • Caring for yourself
  • Understanding and preventing relapses.

Family members learn effective ways of coping with caregiver stress and to connect with others who are struggling with similar challenges. By sharing their personal struggles, family members can bond and learn from each other. Participants who have attended GAME Family say that the group has helped them to feel more knowledgeable and confident about managing the gambler in their family, rediscover hope, and empower their own lives.​

​For whomPublic
When *​Every Thursday
Time​7.00pm – 9.00pm
Location​NAMS Clinic (click here ​to see the location map)
* Except Public Holidays

In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved the Face-to-Face (F2F) GAME Family support group sessions online (GAME Family Online), to be conducted via Zoom platform.
 
Family members and loved ones of individuals with gambling issues can register their interest through the IMH contact centre at 6389 2222.
 
Upon receiving the referral, the GAME Family team will be in touch with you to share more about the group sessions, answer any queries about the support group and provide guidance to complete the necessary forms before you can attend the online sessions.
 
Zoom session details will be sent to group members on a weekly basis via the handphone numbers provided upon registration.
 
Timing: 7pm to 8pm (every Thursday, except eves of public holidays; Chinese New Year, Christmas and New Year, and public holidays)
 
For further enquiries, please call the All Addictions Helpline at 6-RECOVER (6-7326837) or National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1800-6-668-668.
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All addictions: 6-7326837, Gambling helpline: 1-800-6-668-668