What are the signs?
Gambling harms can be anything that negatively impacts the life of the person gambling, or the life of those around them. Here are a few of the signs of gambling harms to be aware of:
This can also lead to borrowing money, selling possessions or avoiding bills to fund gambling.
Feeling guilty, anxious, or irritable
Financial or other troubles may begin to have an impact on mental health.
Hiding gambling, or lying about it
Gambling can cause feelings of shame, which can lead to it being kept secret; gambling in secret often makes it easier to lose track of time or money.
Spending increasing amounts of time or money
Finding it hard to stop or manage gambling.
Always thinking or talking about gambling
Struggling to concentrate, losing interest in other activities, or neglecting personal responsibilities; which can lead to further issues with work and relationships.