WHERE TO FIND SUPPORT
Not everyone can gamble in a safe, responsible way. For some, gambling can become a problem.
Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline
Help is just a phone call away.
The Helpline provides immediate, short-term support to those dealing with the effects of a gambling problem (gambler, concerned family member, friend, employer or professional). They respond immediately to a crisis situation, including thoughts of suicide. They can also connect you to appropriate, on-going helping services in your area.
There are four ways to connect:
- Call 1-800-306-6789 (24 hours/day, 7 days per week)
- Text 1-306-400-2785 (available 7 days a week: 7 pm to Midnight)
- On-line chat (available 7 days a week: 7 pm to Midnight)
- Email (response within 48 hours)
Or visit their website for a wealth of information www.problemgamblinghelp.ca
Problem Gambling Counsellors
The Saskatchewan Health Authority provides counselling services to people and their families experiencing problems related to gambling. These services are confidential and offered free of charge by experienced counsellors working in outpatient centres. For the name and number nearest you, call the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-306-6789.
CREDIT COUNSELLING SOCIETY
If you are feeling stressed about your debt, losing sleep at night, using credit to make ends meet, can’t afford your minimum payments anymore, receiving collections calls, or just need a plan to deal with your finances and get out of debt, the Credit Counselling Society can help.
Since 1996 the Credit Counselling Society has been dedicated to helping Canadians resolve their debt and money problems by helping them get back in control of their finances. AS a licensed and bonded, non-profit organization, we offer and objective and non-judgmental approach to helping people with their financial issues.
For further information follow this link: Non-Profit Credit Counselling - Credit Counselling Society (nomoredebts.org)
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) support group is a self-help group for gamblers.
“We are a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.”
Call the 24 hour hotline 1-855-781-9522.
GamTalk provides online support for gambling issues. You can read stories of hope or participate in live chats or post on the community forum wall.