LISTEN: Gambling Support Service Launches In Cashel

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A gambling support service has launched in the Spafield Family Resource Centre in Cashel.

The local centre was chosen along with 21 other FRC’s across the country received funding to begin a 3 year pilot project.

Gambling Support Worker Eddie Kendrick says the service will offer counselling, family support, advice, group work, education, talks, to those who want and need it.

Mr Kendrick is also keen on being proactive by visiting local schools and sports clubs to pursue a problem gambling prevention piece, to inform and educate young people, preventing future issues in their lives.

It will support both the individual impacted by harmful gambling behaviours and their loved ones.

The Gambling Awareness Trust (GAT) was formed in 2019 to tackle problem gambling in Ireland, funding for our project has been received from GAT, and for the past couple of months.

People who are worried about a friend/family member or they themselves are looking for support can call the Spafield Family Resource Centre on 062 63622 or email Eddie on ekendrick@spafieldfrc.ie.

Tipp Mid West Radio’s Eoin O Donoghue headed down to the launch to find out more about the service (check it out below)