Providing specialist addiction therapies, treatment and recovery

The NHS West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic (also known as the Midlands Gambling Clinic) provides specialist addiction therapies, treatment and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems.

Many people take part in some form of gambling. For some, this can be an enjoyable activity, but for others, gambling can harm an individual’s physical and mental health, relationships and performance at work, and can leave them in serious debt too. Gambling can also have a huge impact on people close to those with an addiction, which is why we offer tools, support and resources for family members, carers, partners, friends and work colleagues.

The good news is that if you have a problem with gambling and you’d like to stop, treatment and support are available. Recognising the warning signs can help you realise when it is time to seek help for yourself or others.

This short self assessment is taken from the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI)

When you think of the past 12 months, how often…

1. Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
2. Have you felt people criticised your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?
3. Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble, or what happens when you gamble?

Do you know how to get help?

Our self-help toolkit provides you with the support and resources you need to help you cut down or stop gambling and make a fresh start with your life.

If you need professional help, you can refer yourself to specialist NHS treatment at the West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic.

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