Have you bet more than you could afford to lose? Have people commented on your betting or said you might have a gambling problem? Or have you felt guilty about your gambling?
If gambling is taking up too much of your life, we're here to help. Click the live chat button or call us on 0808 8020 133 for free, confidential advice - and start to regain control of your gambling.
You can chat to an Adviser who is trained to listen and help anyone affected by gambling harms. Simply talking about it can be a huge relief, and we can also connect you with specialist support across Great Britain, tailored to you.
Whatever you say will stay between you and the person you're talking to, and you don't need to give any personal details if you don't want to. We care about your confidentiality, so unless we're concerned about your safety, we won't pass on any of your information without letting you know.
Calls to the National Gambling Helpline are free from landlines, mobiles and BT phone boxes within Great Britain. But just so you know, some other public phone operators may charge you to call.
When you contact us, you can take as much or little time as you want to discuss your concerns. We're here to help you at the beginning of your journey - and then we'll guide you to tailored treatments, plus more long-term and frequent support if you want it. These include online forums and chat groups, gambling recovery courses, one-to-one therapeutic support, residential treatment centres and NHS outpatient treatments.
"I used to feel like there was no point talking to anyone as they wouldn't understand, but in times of crisis we all need someone. For me, that someone was the team at GamCare. They kept me going and now I'm looking forward to helping others to stop gambling, or even starting in the first place."
"It was so scary to click on the button for live chat with GamCare, but I knew that I needed help and a little voice in my head said this was the right thing to do. I bit the bullet, and ended up speaking to the Adviser for over an hour."
"They were incredibly practical, teaching me about blocking software for gambling sites and what my motivations could be for gambling, but they were also very kind. That may not sound much, but for me it made a difference - they knew what I was going through."
"I've been a gambler most of my adult life, and I was familiar with GamCare. When I actively decided to seek help I knew I could turn to them."
"Talking everything through with the GamCare practitioner helped me understand so much - I was also given advice on how to watch out for the situations which trigger an urge to gamble, and how to reward myself for acknowledging those situations and dealing with them more positively."
"I've just qualified as a life coach, and my goal now is to work towards becoming a counsellor myself. I want to help others recover, and I'm working towards opening my own recovery centre in North Norfolk."