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Healthy Minds, Healthy Workplace

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John Hartson, as well as being a renowned, world-famous footballer, is a recovering gambling addict. He has teamed up with Tony Marini, a Psychotherapist and gambling addiction expert, who is a recovering gambling addict himself. Together they will share their stories, help people recognise the problem (either within themselves or within their families or friends) and provide an avenue for those struggling with gambling to seek help and gain recovery.

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Why us?

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John and Tony are planning a series of in-house workshops, aimed at reaching out to the community, to recognise the traits and pitfalls of problem gambling, the damage it can cause, and the light at the end of the tunnel. It is hoped that companies, large or small, sports associations and clubs, and other groups that could benefit from hearing personal stories and education material will be interested in hosting their Workshops. These can be tailored to suit the audience as appropriate.

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3 times as many people commit suicide through gambling than any other addiction.

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1 in 7 children bet regularly.

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Gambling addiction has increased by 32% in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Lectures on specific help.

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Personalised group work sessions.

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Tailored help in many areas of addiction and related mental health.

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OUR MISSION

Freedom from active addiction takes time

There are various methods that can be used to help with the abstinence of problem gambling such as self-help therapy groups and 12 Step programs like Gamblers Anonymous, Counsellors/Therapists, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based professional treatment and self-help CBT models such as SMART recovery. These can all be helpful in gaining recovery from problem gambling however, in order for any of these to work, it is necessary to recognise that there is a problem and that help is needed.

GAMBLING ADDICTION

Is gambling a problem for me?

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Daily

Think about gambling a great deal of your time? Does it consume your thoughts; does it affect your daily plans?

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Lie

Lie about your gambling to others? Do you find yourself denying you have a problem, or where you have been/how much you have spent?

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Gamble

Gamble while bills go unpaid, ignoring final demands etc. Prioritise gambling over normal daily expenditure.

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Borrow

Borrow money to finance your gambling, perhaps from friends, credit cards, loans or even through illegal means?

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Health

Is it affecting your health? Do you have trouble sleeping; feel anxious, depressed or even suicidal after you gamble but still continue?

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Responsibilities

Do you let down loved ones and break promises?

Recovery Steps

How do I stop my problem gambling?

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Gambling isn't a hobby anymore?

There are various methods that can be used to help with the abstinence of problem gambling such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Counselling.

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Recognise that help is needed!

Gamblers Anonymous, Counsellors / Therapists, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based professional treatment and self-help CBT models such as SMART Recovery.

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Correlation between gambling and substances?

Studies show a correlation between alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, as well as gambling. Problematic gambling can lead to more destructive actions such as criminal behaviour.

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So, what is the Recovery?

A normal way of thinking and living, a healthy balance in your life. Right methods and systematic work can be very helpful in gaining independence from addictions, including problem gambling.

our team

Our most qualified and talented individuals

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John Hartson

CEO and Founder

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Anthony Marini

CEO and Founder

have any questions?

Get in touch with us!

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, you can contact us via the form below.