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What is a support group?

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.

How can it help me?

If your life’s currently being affected by gambling, you might feel like nobody else can really relate to what you're going through. Speaking to others who are going through something similar can make a huge difference. Support groups give you the opportunity to share your story, listen to the experiences of others, learn from one another, and support each other as you regain control and move forward with your life.

What can I expect?

Everyone's situation is different, which is why there are many types of support and treatment available. One of our professional advisors will be able to help you find the right support option for you. If they think you’ll benefit from attending a support group, they may discuss several options with you, such as group-based courses, online chat rooms or forums. Depending on which support option you choose, you might meet your support group in person or online for a number of weeks or months, or until you’re feeling better.

Where do I start?

Our confidential advisors can help you find support or treatment that’s right for you. To speak to someone, call the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133, or find out about other support services here.