Inclusion is working in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) on the launch of a new gambling service in eastern England Inclusion.
Launching in spring, Inclusion, part of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) will combine its long-standing national reputation for providing high-quality addiction and mental health services with CNWL’s 15 years’ experience delivering pioneering NHS gambling treatment (the National Problem Gambling Clinic).
The new service will be for people:
- aged 18 or over
- experiencing significant harm from their own or someone else’s gambling
- not currently receiving in-patient treatment for acute mental health difficulties
It will accept referrals from a variety of external services around the East of England region, including GPs, health and justice providers, voluntary agencies and social services. It will also welcome self-referrals where possible.
The Inclusion/MPFT team are delighted to be working with CNWL colleagues to provide the East of England Gambling Service.
We bring years of experience providing psychological services nationally and are really excited to work with service users who wish to change their gambling behaviour. We look forward to supporting service users and families across the East of England.
- Paul Evans, Inclusion's Operational and Development Lead
We are thrilled to be working with Inclusion to help people in eastern England overcome their problems with gambling. CNWL is vastly experienced at running successful gambling clinics and we’re looking forward to building on the strong relationships we already have in the region in order to deliver an effective and patient-focussed service.
- Teresa Wirz, CNWL’s Head of Addictions
The innovative collaboration comes just months after Inclusion launched the West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic, a service which provides specialist addiction therapies, treatment and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems – the first of its kind in the Midlands.