We invite UK women with lived experience of gambling harms to join our free membership. Members can access a range of activities, focus groups and training in a women-only space.
If you’re feeling a bit unconfident or struggle with IT (or anything else that may make you hesitant) let us know so we can support you to get involved.
thrivin’ together aims to be representative of the women impacted by gambling harms. We know there are varied backgrounds and experiences and your voice matters.
Our aim is to provide a range of activities to increase your well-being, self esteem and connections with others. We want these activities to be creative, fun and flexible. Please keep your eye on this page for updates.
Visit our grow page to find information on our workshops.
Our focus groups have now come to a close and we thank all our women who have participated in 2022 to 2023. In 2024 we aim to create a community report on what we have learnt.
Thursday 20th July 1pm to 2:30pm – Health – Has gambling impacted on your health? This could be mental or physical health. Did you have a health condition made worse by the amount of time you spent gambling? Has recovery made you aware of symptoms, illnesses, major health issues? Has being an affected other to someone who gambles/d impacted on your health? Has your gynaecological health played a part in, or been impacted by your gambling? Please email us to register your interest.
Thursday 17th August 1:00pm to 2:30pm – Faith – However you describe your faith, this focus group brings women together to identify how it has been involved in your gambling addiction and recovery or as an affected other.
Thursday 28th September 10am to 11:30am – Crime If your gambling involved criminal activity, led to criminal proceedings or you were impacted by someone else’s criminal activity due to gambling and would like to be involved please get in touch. This session is also open to you if you turned to crime, took money without consent from family/friends/employers without being caught. You are not expected to share your story. Confidentiality assured.
Date to be confirmed – Culture and Community – Have you experienced gambling harm through your own or someone else’s gambling? How has your culture, ethnicity or community impacted on you in regards to actively gambling, help-seeking and recovery? We would like to offer a safe (and anonymous if required) space for women to come together to discuss.
Date to be confirmed – Neurodiversity – Are you neurodivergent (can include ADHD, Autism, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia)? Was your gambling journey driven by this? Have you only been diagnosed in recovery? Have you supported someone else? We’d really like to raise awareness of this increasingly common connection. We need your input. Get in touch to register your interest.
To register your interest please email email@example.com
Places are limited and participants will receive a £30 e-voucher for their input.
All our focus groups are lived-experienced led. Peer support is available during and after events to focus group participants. 2 places are available for one to one interviews if you cannot attend the time or are uncomfortable in group situations.
In 2023 our focus groups have been kindly supported through a grant from the Community Fund.