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’s 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 is 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.
If you prefer to speak to someone anonymously, contact GamCare. They offer support and counselling online, or over the phone on 0808 8020 133, every day from 8am to midnight. GamCare’s trained advisors can put you in touch with face-to-face counselling services in your area.
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.