Gam-Anon is a self-help group for family and friends of compulsive gamblers. Perhaps you are dealing with a friend or family member who you believe has a gambling problem. Is this problem tearing apart your lives causing financial hardship, ruining relationships?
Compulsive gambling is a serious and progressive illness and if it’s left untreated it will only get worse. The good new is that there is help available. All across the country there are groups to help friends and families of compulsive gamblers deal with the problem.
We are fortunate in the UK to have many of these meetings, at most locations there’s also a Gamblers Anonymous group that meets at the same time in a different room.
Gamblers Anonymous is a self-help group for the gambler. It’s an entirely separate fellowship and it’s a place that gamblers can go to for help.
Whats is Gam-Anon.
Gam-Anon is a group for friends and family members of compulsive gamblers and that’s very important because compulsive gambling is a family disease, because it’s negatively affects everyone involved with the gambler, but especially gamblers family.
I want to encourage you to come to Gam-Anon whether or not your gambler acknowledges that there is a problem or seeks help. Either way you still need to come. If you feel that you need to look for a Gam-Anon meeting in your area there are a couple of ways to find this kind of meeting.
Gam-Anon Meetings Locator
The table below is a meetings locator for friends and families affected by gambling problem in the UK. I prepared this table, so you can see exactly the time and where all the meetings are being held.
Peek-a-boo, Connaught Street, Athlone, Co Weastmeath, Access: Use the side entrance
Cuan Mhuire Treatment Centre, Ballybay, Co Monaghan
163 miles away
|Belfast||23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast|
112 miles away
|Wednesday 8:30pm 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month|
|Bishop Stortford||CM23 2DY|
All Saints Church, Stansted Road, Bishop Stortford
|Mondays 8:15 pm|
Salvation Army Halls, Vickers Street, Blackburn
|Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm|
Union Street, Bristol 1, BS1 2DL. Access: Front door next to Tesco Metro
|Tuesday 7:15pm to 9:15pm.|
Ciry United Reform Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff,
|19:30 till 21:30 Fortnightly from 5th June 2014|
The Great Meeting House, 116 Holyhead Road, Coundon, Coventry
|Sunday 7:00pm and Thursday at 7.30pm (not on 1st Thursday in each month)|
|Derry||Methodist Church, 21 Carlisle Road, Derry||Thursdays 19:30 to 21:30|
|Doncaster||Wellness Centre 45 Montrose Avenue Intake Doncaster DN2 6PL|
Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm (
Every two weeks )
|Dublin||Glenview Lodge, Tallaght, Dublin 24||Wednesday 7:00pm|
|Dublin||Panama Scout hall, Phibsboro, Dublin 7||Monday 8.00pm|
|Dungannon||1st Floor, St Vincent De Paul Building, Union Lane, Dungannon, Co Tyrone||8 pm Tuesdays|
|Foxford||Hope House, Foxford, Co Mayo||Tuesday 8.15pm|
Gaelscoil (Irish School), Clonattin Road, Gorey, Co Wexford
3a Union Bank Yard, New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2BP
Monday 7:30pm (2nd Monday every month)
|Kilkenny||St. Johns Community Centre, Kilkenny City||Thursday 8:00pm|
|Limerick||Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick||Monday 8:30pm|
Aintree Baptist Church, Corner of Longmoor Lane/Long Lane, Aintree
|7:30 till 9:30|
C/O Sharp, 17 Rodney Street, Liverpool
|Wednesday 8:00pm until 9:30pm|
All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street
|Thursday 8:00pm |
|Longford||New Mental Health Centre, Dublin Road, Longford||Thursday 8:30pm|
The Baptist Church, 40 High Road, Loughton, Essex
|Tuesday 20:00 till 21:15 pm|
Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place (Side of Fenwick’s), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ
|Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm (|
Ring bell if door locked)
Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd
|Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm|
St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Chapel Street, Preston
Fridays from 19:45 till 21:45
Kennet Valley Free Church, Carters Rise, Fords Farm, Calcot, Reading
Thursday 7:45 pm to 09:45 pm.
Wellgate Court, 68 WellGate, Rotherham, South Yorks
|Aiseiri Treatment Centre, Roxborough, Wexford||Monday 8:30pm|
St Thomas Church 6 Gilpin Street Sheffield S6 3BL
|Sligo||St Michael’s Family Life Centre, Churchill, Sligo|
215 miles away
|St Helens||WA10 2QB|
The Deafness Resource Centre, Dentons Green Lane, St Helens
|Thursdays 7:15 to 9:15|
Quaker Meeting Place, Page Street, Swansea
Suite 3, The Court, Church Street, Wellington, Telford
|19:15 to 21:15 Tuesdays|
|Waterford||St Bridget’s Centre, 37 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford||Thursdays at 8 pm|
|Wexford||Aiseiri Treatment Centre, Rosslare Road, Wexford||Monday 8:30|
Hallgate House, Frank Street, Hallgate, Wigan
|Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm|
Friends Meeting House, 8b Summerfield Road, Wolverhampton
|2nd and last Thursday of the month 7 pm until 9 pm|
Please be aware all meetings are run by volunteers so there is no guarantee of a meeting near you. We are always happy to support the formation of new groups in an area so contact their national secretary for help.
GamAnon meetings are usually held on the same nights as GA meetings but in separate rooms. The two fellowships do not share experiences or information about each other.
If the table above gives you only an approximate location or incorrect meeting time, please visit gamanon.org website for detailed information.
Many of the meetings are held in church locations, this is purely because they are available – GamAnon has no religious affiliations.
Always check the meetings details on the Meetings page as some change venue or frequency of meetings.