Our centres provide free consultation and interventions for gamblers and their partners, affected family members and others affected by problem gambling. Centres also provide public health services i.e. policy development, awareness raising and education, strengthening communities, etc.
Our mission is to provide a holistic approach which empowers people with gambling and related problems to make positive choices for a healthy lifestyle. If you are concerned that gambling is having a negative impact over your or someone else’s life, then please read about the services offered at our services annd contact us today.
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The Salvation Army offers a free outpatient service for gamblers and their families. Treatment is confidential.
Face-to-face Counselling involves crisis intervention, full comprehensive assessment, ongoing counselling, 'affected other’ counselling, couple’s counselling and family therapy.
Group participation involves mixed-gender groups, education groups, women’s groups, and couple’s groups.
We also make referrals to specialist services and self-help groups (including Gamblers Anonymous and Gamanon) who offer information and advice (including legal and budgeting advice) as well as crisis intervention (legal, financial, relational and/or psychological).
Our counsellors will make an appointment with you at the earliest available time. You can bring along a support person. In your relationship with your counsellor, you may expect:
Your confidentiality is assured with the only exceptions being:
The Salvation Army is committed to honouring the Treaty of Waitangi through ongoing consultation and development of practices which will demonstrate partnership in services, policy and delivery.
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