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PGF Services (Problem Gambling Foundation)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Gambling Support Group

Programme Areas

Addictions - other

Programme Type

Community based support - gambling

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Entry into the gambling support group meetings is by referral from the PGF counsellor. Please call 0800 664 262 for further information.

Description

PGF Services offers support groups in some locations. 

These support groups are for people who would like to work towards and maintain being 'gamble free'. Significant others are also welcome. The meetings have a semi-structured group format. The facilitators lead the group in a learning activity and support the group to remain focussed and supportive of one another.

A testimonial from one of the attendees at the support group…
"The PGF Auckland Support and Maintenance Group has been instrumental in keeping me gamble free. It is the sharing, vigorous discussions and exercises that I have found to be most helpful in fostering and maintaining my strength and determination to abstain. The group is run by a small dedicated and compassionate team of counsellors who facilitate each meeting providing a fertile ground for learning and growing by all participants be they in a time of need or in a period of abstinence wishing to further strengthen their resolve and pass on their experiences.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and guidance over the years".

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:47PM on October 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by PGF Services (Problem Gambling Foundation).