GamFam is a registered charity set up by people who have experienced first-hand the devastating effects that gambling addiction can have on the sufferer’s family and friends. The organisation provides non-judgemental advice and support to those affected by gambling harms – either directly or indirectly – and strives to raise public awareness and understanding of the warning signs associated with a compulsion to gamble, promoting early intervention.
The charity offers in-depth support through ‘GRA5P’: a structured five-stage self-help peer support programme. It was originally designed to assist those who had been affected by the gambling habits of someone close to them – but recently, and due to increasing demand, GamFam has developed an extended programme to aid individuals who are in recovery themselves.
Currently, GamFam runs all meetings remotely via Zoom, meaning that they are able to help and support more people in different locations without the traditional barriers of geography.