Is problem gambling affecting you, or those close to you? Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt.
Could you really have a gambling problem? Not sure you’re ready to talk to someone?
To help you better assess the impact gambling is having on your life, GamCare has teamed up with Sustainable Interaction to bring you this new self-assessment tool. Click here to complete their quick assessment.
What can you do?
If you’re worried about your gambling becoming a problem, there are steps you can take to change. These will help you break the habit, but you will need to have willpower and really want to change.
Getting help for yourself
GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine and remains the first port of call for anyone experiencing problems with gambling, including family.
They are the leading provider of specialist support, offering a fully staffed HelpLine seven days a week, with fully-trained advisers providing confidential advice, information and support to anyone experiencing a gambling problem, as well as to affected others. Gamcare advisers take calls over the phone as well as through a secure chat system. Their service is confidential and is available 8am - midnight, seven days a week.
Ara is the local provider of counselling for GamCare. They provide 1:1 counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member. To access the service please call 0117 930 0282 or visit the website at recovery4all.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org