Free, safe, accessible support and treatment services are available to all B.C. Residents.
Information about the specific services provided by Gambling Support BC can be found below. To access any of these services, visit the Meet the Support Team page to find a service provider suited to your needs, request support online using our online intake form, or call the Gambling Support Line at 1-888-795-6111 (24/7 toll-free).
The Gambling Outreach Service Stream (GOS) is focused on primary and secondary prevention (also referred to as early intervention). GOS provide provincial, community, and organizational education and training through information sessions, community workshops, campaigns, materials, and social media. GOS provide tailored education, engagement, and training to youth, the public, specific priority populations, and community professionals. GOS also engage directly with at-risk individuals at the contemplation stage of accessing supports to triage the needs of these individuals with community supports and services, including support provided by GSBC.
Free, confidential, multilingual services are available to British Columbians struggling with their own or family member’s gambling. Any B.C. resident can access the free services regardless of age, language spoken, location, or gambling status. The program offers individual, group couples, and family support services.
Discovery is a multi-day group treatment program offered through the program. Discovery runs between two and five days and the curriculum is varied, but is centred on building skills useful in recovery, increasing self-awareness about one’s relationship with gambling and forming preferred visions for moving forward. All of this is done in a group setting where experiences and perspectives about gambling issues can be shared.