A four-week support group is available for family members of those individuals experiencing a gambling problem. Individuals will be booked for an initial assessment in the Problem Gambling Service and then referred to the problem gambling support group for family members, which runs four times per year. Family members can access this group by contacting Access CAMH, or they can be referred internally when their family member is a client of the Problem Gambling and Technology Use Treatment Service.
There are individual counselling and support groups for parents and caregivers concerned about excessive gaming and internet use among young people aged 13–25. A limited number (up to six sessions) of individual counselling sessions is available for parents who are concerned about technology overuse by their young family member, as long as they agree to attend the eight-session parent group which runs three times per year. Family members and caregivers can access this group by contacting Access CAMH, or they can be referred internally when their young family member is a client of the Problem Gambling and Technology Use Treatment Service.
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