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Locations

Freephone National Number (in New Zealand): 0800 530 000
or contact your nearest centre directly.

Auckland

The Auckland Centre was established in July 1997 to address increasing concerns about gambling problems in society, especially with the opening of the largest NZ casino in Auckland in 1996 and the increasing number of gaming machines (pokies) located in pubs and clubs.

This centre is staffed by five qualified therapists, practising from a wide range of therapeutic approaches that acknowledge the uniqueness of individual clients in applying effective intervention in the problem gambling field.

The core programmes offered are:

  • face-to-face counselling for gamblers and affected others
  • couple’s counselling and family therapy
  • mixed gender gamblers support groups
  • education groups

Location of clinics and contact details

The main centre where most of the programmes are run from is located in Auckland at:

Auckland Centre
7-15 Ewington Avenue,
Mt Eden, Auckland 1024
Phone: (09) 638 0801
Email: Sue Hohaia

Clients residing in other suburbs of Auckland may access services from our satellite clinics in:

Henderson
17 James Laurie Street

Manukau City
16B Bakerfield Place, Manukau, Auckland 2104

North Shore
90 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland 0632

Our hours of service are generally 8am to 4pm, Mon-Fri. Appointments outside these office hours may be negotiated with the assigned therapist.
 

Hamilton/Waikato 

Our centre offers professional counselling for gamblers, their partners, family members and others affected by problem gambling.  We are part of the wider Salvation Army. Therefore we have many services that support us such as budgeting advice, food banks, social work, parenting courses, anger management, childcare, foster care and emergency housing.

We also partner with treatment centres for drug and alcohol addiction, so we are able to refer clients if needed.  Our networking relationship with the local community is very strong, so we are able to offer referrals to many community service providers.

Staffing information

The centre in Waikato currently employs two counsellors who are professionally trained in addiction, relationships, mental health, bi-cultural and cross cultural issues.

Location of clinic and contact details

While our Hamilton office services the Central Waikato area, we also offer a weekly outreach clinic further south at Tokoroa. If you would like an appointment in either of these clinics please contact our Hamilton office.

Hamilton Centre
25 Thackeray Street
Phone: (07) 839 6871
Fax: (07) 839 6872
Email: Waikato Centre

Tauranga

Our centre offers confidential and free professional counselling for Gamblers, their partners, family members and others affected by problem gambling. We also offer free professional support for Alcohol and/or other Drug addictions.

Our networking relationship with the local community is very strong, so we are able to offer referrals to many community service providers where appropriate.

In 2009 a public health service for prevention of harm from gambling began operating from the Tauranga office, providing services across the wider Bay of Plenty region.  If you are interested in raising awareness of problem gambling issues, increasing community resilience around gambling, or would like us to present to your interest group/organisation about gambling, addiction and prevention of harm, contact our service as below.

Location of Service and Contact details

Hours: 8am to 4.30pm
Days: Monday to Friday

Tauranga Centre
176 Fraser St
Tauranga South
Tauranga 3112
Phone:  (07) 578 9329
Fax: (07) 578 3416     
Email: Tauranga Addictions Services

Wellington

Our centre offers professional counselling for gamblers, their partners, family members and others affected by problem gambling.
 
Location of clinics and contact details

Please make all enquiries to:

22 Riddiford Street,
Newtown, Wellington
Phone: (04) 389 6566
Fax: (04) 389 7110
Email: Wellington centre

For Public Health enquiries email Vicki Hirini

Clients residing outside of Wellington Central may access our other clinics in:

Lower Hutt
Crossroads, crn Queens Drive & Farmers Cres, Lower Hutt

Upper Hutt The Bridge Programme
Unit 5 Ground floor, CBD Towers, 84-90 Main Street, Upper Hutt 5018

Christchurch

The centre for problem gambling serves a number of centres throughout Canterbury.

Counsellors are available to see problem gambling clients and family members/affected others of problem gamblers. It is as important to work with family members as it is to work with problem gamblers themselves 'whether the gambler is in treatment or not'. Both problem gamblers and concerned family members are welcome to self refer to this free and confidential service.

Other Support Services Offered:

Mixed Gender Gamblers Support Group - Thursdays at 6pm. This group meets in the Group Room, Bealey Avenue.
Chaplaincy Services for individual spiritual direction. With Gillie Walker by appointment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: (03) 338 4436
Recovery Fellowship - Mondays at 7:30pm at the Bridge: (03) 338 4436

Location of clinics and contact details

Please make all enquiries to:

Christchurch Centre
126 Bealey Avenue,
Christchurch
Phone: (03) 365 9659
Email: Christchurch Problem Gambling Centre

Ashburton
ACADS, Elizabeth Street
Phone: (03) 308 1270 or (03) 365 9659

Rangiora
By arrangement
Phone: (03) 365 9659

Kaiapoi
Kaiapoi Community Support, 116 Williams Street
Phone: (03) 365 9659

Dunedin

Dunedin Centre is part of a team of Problem Gambling Centres throughout New Zealand run by The Salvation Army.

What Does Our Programme Offer?

  •     information about problem gambling, its effects on family, friends and the community
  •     one-to-one / couple / family counselling - available for the gambler, partner, family, friends and whanau
  •     education groups - targeting issues such as: what is gambling and how it affects the gambler, family and friends
  •     skill groups - we look at issues related to problem gambling such as: financial issues, time management, depression, anxiety etc
  •     support groups
  •     seminars - available for professional and community groups

Location of clinics and contact details

Please feel free to contact us at anytime during office hours. Any information you may require can be sent to you and an appointment scheduled at the earliest possible time.

Dunedin Centre
160 Crawford Street,
Dunedin
Phone: (03) 477 9852
Email: Dunedin Centre

 

(All info last updated 13 December 2013)