Gambling support groups
The Problem Gambling Foundation "Gambling Support and Maintenance Groups" regularly meet in Auckland.
Entry into the gambling support group meetings is by referral from the PGF counsellor. Please call 0800 664 262 and ask to book an assessment session with a counsellor from Auckland.
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.
The Support and Maintenance group is held at the Problem Gambling Foundation office at 128 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, every second Monday from 5.30pm – 7pm.
Our gambling support group is an open group, and once members are assessed, can attend regularly or intermittently as their needs change.
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.