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Finding the right support

No matter how you’re feeling, there’s help available.

If gambling is affecting your – or someone else’s – life, there are lots of specialist organisations that can help. Whether you’re looking for confidential advice, treatment, help with money, or you’d just like to speak to someone, find the support that’s right for you below.

Support options

Find out about specialist organisations that offer confidential advice and tailored treatments on a range of issues related to gambling. Whether you just need to talk, want emotional support, or advice about financial difficulties, there's help for you.

At the bottom of this page you can find information about a range of different support services, and you can search through them according to the type of difficulties they can help with. As well as gambling support and treatment services, you can find services that offer support for young people, advice and support for financial difficulties, and organisations that can help with a range of other issues that can be related to gambling such as mental health, domestic violence and suicide prevention and support organisations.

Types of support available to help with gambling

Asking for help in relation to your, or someone else's, gambling can feel daunting, but however you are feeling, there is always help available. You can find out more about the types of support available to help you with gambling below:

  • One-to-one support One-to-one support, such as counselling, CBT and other therapies give you the opportunity to discuss what’s on your mind with a professional in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental way.
  • Support groups However you’re feeling, you’re not alone. Support groups are a safe way to connect with other people who are in a similar situation to you.
  • Residential support If you’re struggling to overcome a gambling addiction, residential treatment programmes can be an effective way of helping you to regain control of your life within a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Help in other languages

Visit our Support in other languages page to find out how to access support in languages other than English.

What would happen with my data?

To make sure everyone receives the best treatment possible, all treatment providers across the National Gambling Treatment Service provide anonymous information about the people they treat, through the Data Reporting Framework. You can find out more about this here.

Not sure where to start?

If you’d like some advice, we’re always on hand to speak to. Our confidential advisors can help you find support or treatment that’s right for you.

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Support providers

Gambling support and treatment services

Support for young people

Advice and support for financial difficulties

Wider support