Mark Murray is a recovering gambling addict who received treatment at Gordon Moody. He is the co-founder of Whysup – who are dedicated to reducing and resolving the devastating impacts that addiction and mental illness has on individuals, organisations, and communities through a wide range of support. The team at Whysup use their lived experience to help others gain a better understanding of addiction and mental health, equipping their audiences with the emotional and practical tools they need to help themselves or someone else.
Mark recently sat down with Jim Nixon from The Community Safety Podcast to talk about gambling addiction. His story highlights the seriousness of gambling addiction but is also a journey of recovery and hope. You can listen to the episode by clicking here.
In 2021, we started to coproduce a collaboration with WhysUp that sees lived experience delivering sessions as part of our treatment programme, in addition to a robust package of Outreach Aftercare and our own Gordon Moody lived experience teams. Mark completed Gordon Moody’s residential treatment programme for gambling addiction back in 2013 and, together with his business partner Liam McBride, assisted us in developing a package that they know from their own recovery experiences and those they support.
Gordon Moody have over 50 years’ of experience of tackling gambling addiction together. We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to providing support and treatment for gambling addiction. We help people reclaim and rebuild their lives through recovery in a safe, supported environment.
If you need help, we’re here to help. Gambling is a problem if it causes a problem. Live chat is available on our website.