GamCare - Group Chatroom

We run regular sessions in the GamCare online chatroom, where users can use live text chat to talk about issues related to problem gambling with other people in similar situations, supported by a GamCare Adviser.

Our Chatroom is a safe and supportive environment. Some sessions might be fairly busy and intense; others will be quieter and more relaxed. Each session is moderated by one of our Advisers, who will welcome you to the chat and be on hand to guide everyone or answer questions if needed.

How can the Chatroom help me?

The Chatroom can give you space to:

  • Discuss your day-to-day pressures and the reasons why you may be gambling
  • Celebrate reaching a goal or milestone in your recovery
  • Get support if you have a tough day or relapse
  • Solve problems and share strategies
  • Friends/relatives of a problem gambler will also find the chatroom a welcoming area for them to express feelings or seek answers.

For people who have just started to address their gambling problem, the chatroom can be a good place to meet people who have been recovering for a long time and can offer guidance, hope and support. Even if you feel like you’ve ‘turned a corner’, you may still need support and reassurance now and then.

Chatrooms run for one hour at the following times:

  • General Chatroom: Everyday at 1pm and 8pm.
  • Chatroom for family and friends: Mondays at 11.30am.
  • Peer Support Chatroom: Run by Peer Aid, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am
  • Women’s Chatroom: Running every Saturday 6:30-7:30pm starting from the 12th of June.

You may briefly see a message which says ‘This Chatroom is for Private Users Only’; this will display while the site establishes a connection to the chatroom and should disappear within a few seconds. If not, please refresh the page.

Please note you will need to register for a GamCare account to access both our Forum and Chatrooms. If you have any questions about accessing the chatroom, please email