Support agencies for gambling addiction
For advice and support in relation to your gambling, or if you are concerned about a friend or family member then there are numerous support services that can offer professional and dedicated help:
GamCare provide support for the prevention and treatment of gambling addiction. They offer support and services through chatrooms, a national helpline and both online and face-to-face counselling.
Phone: 0808 8020 133
Gamblers Anonymous or ‘GA’ are a group of people who have joined together to tackle their own gambling problems and help others who suffer from gambling addiction do the same.
UK website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
International website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gambling Therapy offers free advice and support to anyone affected by problem gambling. Support is given via live chat, emails, support groups and forums.
National Problem Gambling Clinic
The National Problem Gambling Clinic treats problem gamblers in England and Wales. It also offers advice for family members who may be affected by someone's gambling and assist with financial, employment, social and relationship difficulties.
Phone: 020 7381 7722
Samaritans offer professional round-the-clock support for people who have feelings of suicide.
Phone: 116 123