Help to stop gambling or tackle addiction
As well as our help dealing with your debt problems, we recommend you get expert help to deal with your gambling. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to gambling problems, and different approaches work for different people:
Speak to your GP
Your NHS GP is the best place to start, especially if your gambling problems are affecting your health and mood. Your GP can discuss what options are available in your area, for example cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a form of talking therapy that many people find effective.
GamCare - TalkBanStop
GamCare offer support and counselling and their trained advisors can put you in touch with face-to-face counselling services in your area.
TalkBanStop combines tools and support to help you to stop gambling and maintain a successful recovery journey.
You can get free tools and support in a matter of minutes by speaking to a GamCare advisor.
- Phone: 0808 8020 133,
- Whatsapp: 020 3031 8881
- Chat live on the GamCare website
GamCare’s advisors will offer you a free licence for Gamban’s blocking software and signpost you to the GAMSTOP self-exclusion scheme.
For extra support, you can block gambling payments through most banks and building societies.
Visit the GamCare website to find out more about TalkBanStop.
Many people find confidential peer support groups like Gamblers Anonymous or SMART Recovery help to keep their gambling problems under control. If you need advice on finding a group that helps you, ask GamCare or your GP.