Other sources of help for problem gambling

It’s important to talk to your family and friends about how you’re feeling, so that they can support you.

If this doesn’t feel right for you, you can always speak to a GP or another professional that you trust. You don’t have to struggle with difficult feelings on your own.

There are many services providing advice and support to help manage the impact of problem gambling and gambling addiction, such as debt, housing, legal or relationship advice, mental health and drug and alcohol services. Take a look at our recommended support sites below.

For more information on services that are available in your area, visit your local authority or CCG website.

Debt Management Support

  • Stepchange Debt Charity

    Stepchange website

    Expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts.

    0800 138 1111

  • Citizens Advice

    Citizens Advice website

    Get help to work out how much money you owe and which debts you should pay back first.

    0800 144 8848

  • Money Helper

    Money Helper website

    Free guidance and debt advice you can trust, and how to speak to the people you owe money to.

  • National Debt Line

    National Debt Line website

    Free and independent debt advice over the phone and online via web chat.

    0800 808 4000

Mental Health Support

  • Samaritans

    Samaritans website

    Call any time, day or night. If you need someone to talk to, we listen.

    116 123

    Email: jo@samaritans.org

  • Mind

    Mind website

    A national charity who have lots of advice, support and information to help you understand and manage your mental health.

    0300 123 3393

  • Every Mind Matters

    NHS Every Mind Matters website

    Expert NHS advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Drug & Alcohol Support

  • Frank

    Frank website

    Honest information about drugs, along with help and advice.

    0300 123 6600

  • Drinkaware

    Drinkaware website

    Learn about the impact of alcohol on you, your family or your friends. Free and confidential support, advice and information.

    020 7766 9900

Homelessness & Poverty Support

  • Shelter

    Shelter website

    The housing and homelessness charity offers advice and information for people who are homeless or experiencing housing-related problems.

    0808 800 4444

  • Beat the Cold

    Beat the Cold website

    An independent charity working to reduce the incidence of cold-related illness and fuel poverty.

    0800 389 2258

    Email: enquires@beatcold.org.uk

Domestic Abuse Support

  • Women's Aid

    Women's Aid website

    A charity supporting people experiencing domestic abuse.
    Women’s Aid is not an emergency service, if you are in danger, call the police immediately on 999.

    Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

  • Respect Men’s Advice Line

    Respect Men's Advice Line website

    Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

    0808 8010 327

Health & Wellbeing Support

  • NHS 111

    NHS 111 website

    Get the right advice or treatment for physical or mental health 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

    Call 111 free from any landline or mobile phone or visit the website.

  • Active My Way

    Active My Way website

    Empowering you to get active.

  • Live Well

    NHS Live Well website

    NHS advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol.

  • Better Health

    NHS Better Health website

    Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.

Career Support

  • Department for Work and Pensions


    Support, training and advice on finding your next opportunity.

Other Gambling Support

  • NHS Gambling Support

    NHS website

    Treatment is available through the West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic. Other options for support are available through the NHS website.

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