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Helping Professionals


Information for All Helping Professionals

This section is for people who work in the “helping professions,” including addiction specialists, social and health care providers, workers in the criminal justice system, the clergy and employee assistance program counsellors.

Many people who come to you may be struggling with serious financial, emotional, health and relationship problems related to problem gambling. It is also likely that they will not tell you about these problems— unless you ask.

This section has been developed to:

  • give you the information and tools you need to identify and support people with gambling problems;
  • give you strategies to explore concerns about gambling and to prompt clients to take appropriate action; and
  • increase your knowledge of community supports and services that are available to people with gambling problems.

General Information for Helping Professionals  

Download PDF: Problem Gambling - A Guide for Helping Professionals

See also: CAMH Knowledge Exchange

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