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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

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.

Contact details:

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Website: http://www.gamcare.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous

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.

Contact details:

UK website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

International website: http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gambling Therapy

Gambling Therapy offers free advice and support to anyone affected by problem gambling. Support is given via live chat, emails, support groups and forums.

Contact details: 

Website: https://www.gamblingtherapy.org/en

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.

Contact details: 

Phone: 020 7381 7722

Website: https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/addictions-and-substance-misuse/national-problem-gambling-clinic

Big Deal

Big Deal, operated by GamCare, is targeted primarily at supporting and educating those who feel that they may have an issue with underage gambling. 

Contact details:

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Website: https://www.bigdeal.org.uk/

Samaritans

Samaritans offer professional round-the-clock support for people who have feelings of suicide.

Contact details:

Phone: 116 123

Website: https://www.samaritans.org/