Meetings locator for family and friends of compulsive gamblers in the UK.

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.

gam anon help group for families and friends

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
Monday 7-8pm 
Cuan Mhuire Treatment Centre, Ballybay, Co Monaghan
163 miles away
Sunday 8pm
Belfast23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast
112 miles away
Wednesday 8:30pm 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month 
Bishop StortfordCM23 2DY
All Saints Church, Stansted Road, Bishop Stortford
Mondays 8:15 pm 
BlackburnBB1 5BE
Salvation Army Halls, Vickers Street, Blackburn
Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm 
BristolBS1 2DL
Union Street, Bristol 1, BS1 2DL. Access: Front door next to Tesco Metro
Tuesday 7:15pm to 9:15pm.
CardiffCF10 3BZ
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) 
DerryMethodist Church, 21 Carlisle Road, Derry
Thursdays 19:30 to 21:30 
DoncasterWellness Centre 45 Montrose Avenue Intake Doncaster DN2 6PL
Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:00pm ( 
Every two weeks )
DublinGlenview Lodge, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Wednesday 7:00pm 
DublinPanama Scout hall, Phibsboro, Dublin 7
Monday 8.00pm 
Dungannon1st Floor, St Vincent De Paul Building, Union Lane, Dungannon, Co Tyrone
8 pm Tuesdays
FoxfordHope House, Foxford, Co Mayo
Tuesday 8.15pm 


Gaelscoil (Irish School), Clonattin Road, Gorey, Co Wexford

Friday 8:00pm
HuddersfieldHD1 2BP
3a Union Bank Yard, New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2BP

Monday 7:30pm (2nd Monday every month) 
KilkennySt. Johns Community Centre, Kilkenny City
Thursday 8:00pm 
LimerickSocial Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick
Monday 8:30pm 
Aintree Baptist Church, Corner of Longmoor Lane/Long Lane, Aintree
7:30 till 9:30
LiverpoolL1 9EF
C/O Sharp, 17 Rodney Street, Liverpool

Wednesday 8:00pm until 9:30pm 
LondonW1T 6QG
All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street
Thursday 8:00pm 
LongfordNew Mental Health Centre, Dublin Road, Longford
Thursday 8:30pm 
LoughtonIG10 4QU
The Baptist Church, 40 High Road, Loughton, Essex
Tuesday 20:00 till 21:15 pm 
NewcastleNE1 7BJ
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)
PontypriddCF37 2BP
Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd
Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm 
PrestonPR1 8BU
St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Chapel Street, Preston

Fridays from 19:45 till 21:45 
ReadingRG31 7YT
Kennet Valley Free Church, Carters Rise, Fords Farm, Calcot, Reading

Thursday 7:45 pm to 09:45 pm.
RotherhamS60 2LR
Wellgate Court, 68 WellGate, Rotherham, South Yorks
Wednesday 8:00pm 

Aiseiri Treatment Centre, Roxborough, WexfordMonday 8:30pm
SheffieldS6 3BL
St Thomas Church 6 Gilpin Street Sheffield S6 3BL
Sunday 7:30pm 
SligoSt Michael’s Family Life Centre, Churchill, Sligo
215 miles away
St HelensWA10 2QB
The Deafness Resource Centre, Dentons Green Lane, St Helens
Thursdays 7:15 to 9:15 
SwanseaSA1 4EZ
Quaker Meeting Place, Page Street, Swansea
Tuesday 7:30pm
TelfordTF1 1DG
Suite 3, The Court, Church Street, Wellington, Telford
19:15 to 21:15 Tuesdays 
WaterfordSt Bridget’s Centre, 37 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford
Thursdays at 8 pm 
WexfordAiseiri Treatment Centre, Rosslare Road, Wexford
Monday 8:30 
WiganWN1 1HP
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 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.

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