Looking for help, information or advice

If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling or about that of a friend or family member, a good place to start is the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133.

The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare and offers free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling either via telephone (Helpline), online (NetLine) or text. It can also include direction to chat room forums and printed information depending on what you need and when.

GamCare's experienced staff can provide information and advice, refer you to other sources of help and also tell you what may be available locally. This can include referral to sources of help about money and debt advice, along with identifying other suitable forms of personal help suchas counselling, and crisis support. GamCare also offers free face-to-face and online counselling for those affected by a gambling problem either directly or via its network of treatment providers across Britain.

Support Organisations

Problem gamblers may benefit from help directed specifically at getting their gambling back under control, as well as help directed at managing the consequences of problem gambling such as debt, stress and relationship breakdown.

Don't put it off. Your personal information will be kept confidential.

National Gambling Helpline
The National Gambling Helpline is operated by GamCare and offers free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling either via telephone, online or text. It can also include direction to chat room forums and printed information depending on what you need and when.


GamCare's experienced staff can provide information and advice, refer you to other sources of help and also tell you what may be available locally. This can include referral to sources of help about money and debt advice, along with identifying other suitable forms of personal help suchas counselling, and crisis support. GamCare also offers free face-to-face and online counselling for those affected by a gambling problem either directly or via its network of treatment providers across Britain.

National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133 and NetLine (UK only).

www.gamcare.org.uk

GamCare

GamCare logoGamCare operates the National Gambling Helpline and offers free and confidential support, information and advice on problem gambling either via telephone (Helpline), online (NetLine) or text. GamCare also offers free face-to-face and online counselling for those affected by a gambling problem either directly or via its network of treatment providers across Britain. In addition, GamCare provides online advice on self-help strategies, and practical advice to family and friends of people experiencing problems.

www.gamcare.org.uk

National Problem Gambling Clinic

The Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) operates the National Problem Gambling Clinic located in Soho, London, to provide free and confidential treatment services to gamblers and others adversely affected by gambling.

4th Floor
Soho Centre for Health
1 Frith Street
London
W1D 3HZ

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T: 020 7534 6699
F: 020 7534 6700

E: gambling.cnwl@nhs.net

Gordon Moody Association
Gordon Moody Association

The Gordon Moody Association provides residential treatment for people experiencing significant problems with their gambling.

47 Maughan Street
Dudley
West Midlands
DY1 2BA

T: +44 (0)1384 241292
E: info@gordonmoody.org.uk
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Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a group of men and women who have joined together to tackle their own gambling problem and help others do the same.

National: 020 7384 3040
Scotland: 08700 50 88 81
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Gam-Anon UK and Ireland
Gam-Anon UK and Ireland

Gam-Anon provides support to anyone affected by another person's gambling problem.

Email: nsosec@gamanon.org.uk
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Gambling Therapy

Gambling Therapy is run by the Gordon Moody Association and offers a multilingual service, making help and support accessible should your first language not be English. Their services include online advice and practical and emotional support for individuals through a helpline, online support groups, a forum, and a database of useful resources.

www.gamblingtherapy.org.uk

Bigdeal

Big deal is a website that provides online advice on where to get help for young problem gamblers and tips for young people on how to gamble responsibly.

www.bigdeal.org.uk

Other Support Organisations

National Debtline

The National Debtline provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt.

England and Wales: 0808 808 4000
Scotland: 0808 808 4000

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Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service is an independent service which gives free, unbiased money advice to everyone across the UK – online, over the phone and face to face. Helpline Number: 0300 500 5000
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Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from nearly 3,400 locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Self Help Advice Guide from Citizens Advice Bureau

National Domestic Violence Helpline
National Domestic Violence Helpline

The National Domestic Violence Helpline provides confidential support and information to women and children affected by domestic violence. Information and support is also provided to friends and family seeking to support women and children who are experiencing, or who have experienced domestic violence.

The 24 hour freephone Helpline number is 0808 2000 247 and is operated by Women’s Aid (www.womensaid.org.uk) and Refuge (www.refuge.org.uk).

Respect Phoneline
Respect Helpline

The Respect Phoneline is an information and advice line for people who are abusive towards their partners. This Phoneline is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 am - 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

United Kingdom: 0845 122 8609
Text 07624 818 326
E: phoneline@respect.uk.net
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Drinkaware
Drinkaware

The Drinkaware website helps those who are worried about their drinking and provides information on responsible drinking. The website is operated by the Drinkaware Trust.

T: 020 7307 7450
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Samaritans
Samaritans

The Samaritans offer help by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches. They are available in the UK and Ireland.

There are many other places and people to seek help from. Sometimes just talking to someone helps – a trusted friend, your doctor or someone from your church or faith community can be a great support.

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Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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