Support

If you or somebody you know has been affected by gambling-related harm, below are a number of support networks that may be useful

National Gambling Helpline

0800 8020 133

Open 8am until midnight, 7 days a week

Gambling Support

BeGambleAware
BeGambleAware

An independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help minimise gambling-related harm in Great Britain. They offer advice on ways in which to gamble responsibly.

NHS Northern Gambling Service
NHS Northern Gambling Service

Provides specialist addiction therapy and recovery to people affected both directly and indirectly by gambling addiction, as well as those with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal feelings.

Central & North West London (NHS)
Central & North West London (NHS)

Assesses the needs of problem gamblers as well as those of their partners and family members, and offers evidence-based treatments as well as interventions to assist with financial, employment, social and relationship difficulties.

Gamcare
Gamcare

A registered charity that takes a non-judgemental approach to gambling. Gamcare is a leading authority on the provision of information, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous

A fellowship of individuals who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problems, and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

Gam-Anon
Gam-Anon

Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women offering help and support to partners, families and friends of compulsive gamblers and those with a gambling addiction. The website offers information, advice and resources for those affected by another’s gambling.

Gordon Moody Association
Gordon Moody Association

Provides residential treatment for severely addicted gamblers, as well as providing outreach support and internet counselling services.

Chinese Christian Charity
Chinese Christian Charity

Helping mainly Chinese-speaking problem gamblers to stop gambling and recover from their addictions. They provide information, advice and support services to pathological gamblers, their relatives and friends.

Leon House Private Clinic
Leon House Private Clinic

Leon House Residential Rehabilitation Clinic treats a wide range of psychological disorders and addictions.

Digital Support

Gamstop
Gamstop

Allows you put controls in place to restrict your online gambling activities. You will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.

Gamban
Gamban

A self-exclusion tool that takes a multi-layered approach to blocking access to online gambling on all of your devices.

Financial Support

Debt Advice Foundation
Debt Advice Foundation

A UK debt advice charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about debt.

National Debtline
National Debtline

Provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Consumer Affairs
Consumer Affairs

Empowers consumers through education in the areas of credit, loans, insurance, debt and personal finance.

Step Change Debt Charity
Step Change Debt Charity

A debt advice organisation that offers free, confidential and impartial debt help to anyone who needs it. Available online 24 hours a day.

Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice

Offers information to make the right choices, including help to deal with debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape.

Mental Health Support

Samaritans
Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Mind
Mind

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 

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