The National Gambling Treatment Service
The National Gambling Treatment Service is a network of organisations that work together to offer confidential support for anyone impacted by gambling in England, Scotland and Wales.
If you're worried about your own or someone else's gambling, their service is totally free to access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 to speak with an adviser for one-to-one confidential advice, information and support. This free service is available 24/7 and is operated by GamCare.
Chat online with an adviser for one-to-one confidential advice, information and support. This service is available 24/7 and is operated by GamCare.
We’re trained to help
Every adviser you chat to has been trained to listen and to offer help and support to anyone affected by gambling. Simply talking about your worries can be a huge relief in itself, and our advisers can connect you with specialist support that’s tailored to your situation.
Open up with confidence
You don’t need to share any personal details when talking with our advisers, and you can rest assured that everything you say will stay between you and the person you’re talking to. We understand it can feel scary to open up about your worries, and we care deeply about your confidentiality, so unless we’re concerned about your safety, we won’t share anything outside of our conversation.
Speak to us for free
Calls with the National Gambling Helpline are free from landlines, mobiles and BT phone boxes within Great Britain. Just so you know, some other public phone operators may charge you to call. There is no charge for online chats, other than your usual data or internet connection.
The right support for you
When you contact us, you can take as much or as little time as you want to talk about your concerns. We're here to help you from the beginning of your journey, and then we'll guide you towards specialist services tailored to you if you want them, plus long-term and regular support. You can find out more about the support offered by the National Gambling Treatment Service below.
Mark - 52, Derbyshire
"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."
Carly - 34, London
"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."
John - 37, Manchester
"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."
of those who used our service say they gained better control over their gambling