Entry into gambling support group meetings is by referral from a PGF Services counsellor. Please call 0800 664 262 and ask to book an assessment session with a counsellor from your city.
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, and our facilitators lead the group in learning activities and support the group to remain focussed and supportive of one another.
We facilitate weekly gambling support group meetings across New Zealand. Our groups are a safe space that can help you pause, reflect and make a change, supported by peers and one of our professional counsellors.
Our gambling support groups are open groups, however before joining your local group meetings an assessment with one of our counsellors is required. Please call 0800 664 262 and ask to book an assessment session with a counsellor.
A weekly Zoom session every Wednesday from 11.30am to 12.15pm, focussing on educating people about harm reduction/reducing the risk of gambling harm, from a public health perspective, with clinical support for those who need it, and adding the clinical lens to harm reduction/risk management strategies.
This mana enhancing space is for those interested in learning more about the silent epidemic affecting Aotearoa/New Zealand and will follow the attendees’ interests and questions to make the sessions as interactive and useful as possible. Education and support will be provided for anyone interested in reducing gambling harm either in their own lives, the lives of their loved ones and or the community at large.
Open to anyone struggling with urges and cravings to gamble while also trying to manage the impact of COVID-19 lockdown; and those affected by or wanting to learn more about other people’s gambling harm.
Please email our kaimahi at Karena.Quigley@pgf.nz or Sarah.Campagnolo@pgf.nz for more information or to join the group.
Our gambling support groups are open groups, however before joining your local group meetings an assessment with one of our counsellors is required.
Please call 0800 664 262 and ask to book an assessment session with a counsellor.
An open group for men who are interested in longer term support with maintaining behaviour change and freedom from gambling harm. New members always welcome.
Held every Wednesday, 6pm to 7:30pm at The Loft, Level 1, Eastgate Mall.
A place for those affected by someone else’s gambling to get support and learn how others got through difficult times. New members always welcome.
Held on the first Wednesday of every month 4:30pm to 5:30pm at The Loft, Level 1, Eastgate Mall.
“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”