Bilbrook Medical Centre

Supporting adults affected by someone else’s gambling problems

This is a pilot service between MPFT Gambling Harm Clinic and Adfam. Adfam will work with adults affected by someone else’s gambling problems.

Adfam provide six one-to-one sessions via Zoom (or phone) to help adult families/friends/loved ones to cope and deal with the challenges they face.

Topics we may cover are listed below, but this is a person-centred service and will be led by the client.

Emotional support

Understanding gambling addiction & recovery

Healthy Relationships

Positive Communication

Boundaries

Self-care

Risk and safety planning

Facilitated peer group

Please encourage or assist family/friends of clients to fill out the referral form – it takes 5 mins!

adfam.org.uk/MPFTgam

Adfam will contact the client and talk through the support available and if they choose to continue, complete an assessment and allocate a professional worker. At the end of 1-2-1’s, groups will be offered where appropriate.

Please contact K.Dolphin@adfam.org.uk with any questions.