Michelle's Story (Family Member)
At the time, it may seem like a hard decision whether or not to make contact by phone or email to ask for help.
Looking back, I am really pleased that I had the courage to reach out. I can say this being a female affected by gambling harm from my partner.
It was all getting out of control. Each day I was finding it difficult to cope with stress, the pressure of finances, and both my health and relationships were suffering.
By working through the support and advice sessions, it has provided me with the support and guidance. I have done this at my own pace and more importantly, it has given me back the confidence to cope with working through a simple step-by-step process during counselling.
Looking back, I can see a totally different person here today. I feel a lot stronger and able to think clearly, make decisions rationally without being clouded by doubt.
It is never too late to get help for your personal wellbeing and family wellbeing. Take that first step. There’s nothing to lose.
Take the first step with Oasis by calling us on 0800 53 00 00. You can also leave us a message on Facebook
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Oasis would like to acknowledge and thank participants for having the courage to share their personal journeys here. We recognise that their recovery journeys are still continuing and we sincerely wish them all the best that life has to offer.