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Who Supports the FRCNF Problem Gambling Support Service

The Gambling Awareness Trust (GAT) is an independent charity.  Established in 2019 to fund research, education and treatment services to help minimise gambling-related harm in Ireland.  GAT is administered by a voluntary Board of Trustees and is funded by donations from Ireland's online and retail betting and gaming industry.  The Gambling Awareness Trust is a grant-making and distribution body, not a service provider, that works in partnership with other organisations, agencies and experts to help reduce and prevent gambling-related harm.

Funded by the Gambling Awareness Trust (GAT), Gambling Care was established in March 2019 to broaden public understanding of safer gambling and help those who develop Problem Gambling and affected others get the support and help they need quickly and effectively.

Gambling Care provides advice, advocacy, and referrals to current support services to help people at all stages of the addiction process.  Current services range from residential programmes, in-person counselling, online counselling, and support groups to self-help tools and resources that can help people overcome the impact of problem gambling and get their lives back on track.

The FRC National Forum leads and supports Ireland's FRC Problem Gambling Support Service and collaborates with Gambling Care to provide a community-based model of family support for anyone struggling with problem gambling.  This professional and confidential counselling service is available to anyone experiencing harmful gambling, their families or friends through many Family Resource Centres.  

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