Support

A number of support networks are available to those affected by problem gambling in the UK. Here's a selection:

National Gambling Helpline

0800 8020 133

Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

NHS

Help for Problem Gambling

Are you addicted to gambling? Here's where to get help for problem gambling, with links to treatment centres and support groups.

GamBan

Blocking software

Quickly and easily block gambling websites and apps on all of your devices.

GAMSTOP

Self-exclusion

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.

GamCare

Charity

GamCare is an independent UK charity which provides information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Samaritans

Call us free on 116 123

Get in touch about anything that’s troubling you no matter how big or small the issue is. We're here to help you work through what's on your mind. Call us on our free number. You talk. We listen. 24/7 confidential support.

Gambler's Anonymous

Fellowship

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is an international fellowship of people who have a compulsive gambling problem. They meet regularly to share their experiences, strength and hope so they can help each other solve the problems compulsive gambling has created in their lives, and to help others recover from the addiction of compulsive gambling. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

Gambling with Lives

Charity

Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young people who had taken their own lives as a direct result of gambling. It aims to support families who have been bereaved by gambling related suicides and raise awareness amongst gamblers, their families and friends, and health professionals of the dangerous effects of gambling on mental health and the high suicide risk.

Gordon Moody Association

Treatment

Gordon Moody Association offers unique and intensive residential treatment programmes in the UK for those gamblers most severely addicted.

 
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