The National Gambling Support Network
The National Gambling Support Network, formerly known as, 'The National Gambling Treatment Service', is a group of organisations across Great Britain who provide free, confidential and personalised support for anyone who’s experiencing problems from gambling, as well as those affected by someone else’s gambling.
If you're worried about your own or someone else's gambling, this service is totally free to access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Let's open up about gambling
Have you ever found it hard to talk about your gambling, or to seek support?
You’re not alone – many people feel like this. Often people feel worried they’ll be judged by others about their experiences. This is called stigma.
What would you like help with?
I’d like to feel more in control of my gambling
See how others have gained control of their gambling and take our tests to get the tools that are right for you.See more
I’m worried about my gambling
Explore information, advice and support services that have helped others to regain control, or stop gambling altogether. You can also access useful tools to help you feel in control again.See more
I want to help someone who’s gambling
It can be hard to know what to say or do. Learn how to help someone who’s gambling and get support and advice so you can look out for you too.See more
"No one ever talks about losses. So, it's really hard to even know if someone's got a problem or not, because if you haven’t won for a while – you just won’t say anything...Hearing other people’s stories that are similar to mine kind of makes you think ‘Wait a minute’… you realise you’re not a million miles away from it."Watch Ben's story
"I try and set myself limits to keep it under control. You can sit there and say you’re in control – but sometimes you’re not. Having a spend calculator is really helpful….it visually shows how much you’re spending. You can’t ignore it."Watch Mina's story
"I never thought I had a problem. I didn't want to be seen like a gambler and addict. But they're all the things that I was...I think now knowing that I can pick up the phone to someone, or I could reach out to someone and get help straight away…it might have been easier."
"At first I wouldn’t say anything because actually... it's not really my place to say, it's not my money. Then I thought I could help him, but I realise now that's not the case and I should have looked after myself first… I still sometimes have to remember to do that."Watch Danni's story
"I never talked about anything. I wish I had, just saying stuff out loud makes such a difference… I went to group meetings and the more I spoke about my story, the more open I was. And the more I was getting asked questions and getting more involved. It was that that helped me in my recovery."Watch Joanne's story
Find free, confidential help that’s right for you
Whether you’re looking for treatment, advice, or you just want to talk to someone about your – or someone else’s – gambling, there’s lots of support available.