Here at Gambling Therapy we understand that Christmas can be a very challenging time for some of our members. The stress can cause the urge to gamble to return or old memories of previous Christmas’s can surface causing an array of emotions. Although we have reduced cover on the helpline and facilitated groups over Christmas, we DO have cover. If you’re feeling the pressure of Christmas just look out for the open helpline and come and talk to us about it….If the helpline isn’t open why not pop into a group, or post on our forums as there is usually someone feeling the same way who will feel relieved to read that they are not alone.
For those of you who are heading towards your first Christmas supporting someone in recovery, or a problem gambler yet to enter recovery, we hope it will be all you want it to be and more, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself to create the PERFECT Christmas. Because really, don’t you have enough on your plate already without that stress?
For all the people using our site who’ve been here for a while, we hope you will be able to spare a few moments away from your celebrations to pop in and offer support to those here who may still be struggling during what can be an emotionally charged season.
ABOVE ALL we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year, full of joy and contentment and we look forward to hearing all about it!