If you or someone you know may be at risk of gambling harms and needs specific counselling or help, we strongly advise that you contact one of the following support agencies. There are numerous options available to provide support.
Gamstop - gamstop.co.uk
GAMSTOP is a free service for consumers resident within the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) which allows controls to be put in place by preventing you from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.
Tel 0800 138 6518
Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme (MOSES) - self-exclusion.co.uk
MOSES allows people to self-exclude from betting shops, generally ones close to their homes, place of work or where they socialise. The registration process is telephone-based so that MOSES can customise an exclusion to the needs of the caller.
Tel 0800 294 2060
Action On Addiction - actiononaddiction.org.uk
Is the only UK addition charity that works across all areas of the treatment research, family support and professional education.
Tel 0300 3300659
Addiction Recovery Agency Ltd (ARA) - recovery4all.co.uk/
ARA helps people with alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health issues. Over many years, ARA has provided structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life. ARA has an extensive and expanding service providing counselling and support for problem gamblers
Tel 0330 1340 286
Beacon Counselling Trust - beaconcounsellingtrust.co.uk
Beacon Trust offer free counselling for people with gambling-related issues, including affected partners, family members and friends, with no waiting list.
Tel 0151 321 1099
Betblocker - betblocker.org
Allows a customer to set up a gambling self restriction. The betblocker tool will automatically restrict a device from accessing any of the gaming operators URLS in their database. Betblocker update their database on a weekly basis to ensure the customer is offered the maximum possible protection
BeGambleAware - begambleaware.org
A service offering free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their own or someone else’s gambling. If help is needed right away, this service provides for calls or live chat with an adviser through the National Gambling Treatment Service - available 24/7 for advice and help finding the right support.
Freephone: 0808 8020 133
GamCare - gamcare.org.uk
For information, advice and counselling for individuals, their families and friends who have concerns about problem gambling. The helpline is available from 8am to midnight daily.
Gamcare also provide details of additional support agencies.
Freephone helpline: 0808 8020 133
Gamblers Anonymous (GA) - gamblersanonymous.org.uk
A self-help fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.
GAM-Anon UK - gamanon.org.uk
Holds meetings alongside GA for anyone who has been affected by a loved one’s gambling problem.
The Gordon Moody Association Ltd - gordonmoody.org.uk
A charity providing advice, education and high quality innovative therapeutic support to problem gamblers and those affected by gambling, through residential, online and outreach services. They also run a unique online support service to problem gamblers outside Great Britain.
Telephone 01384 241292
Gambling Therapy - gamblingtherapy.org/en
A global online support service for people who have been adversely affected by gambling. This includes a text based Live Advice Helpline and a wide variety of online groups and forums.
Red Card Gambling Support Project - kellysredcardconsultancy.co.uk
Preventing the development of a gambling addiction is one of their key goals. Red Card offer a full-range of services to help problem gamblers and support those affected by problem gambling.
Tel 0744 451 2184
Responsible Gambling Council - responsiblegambling.org
Are committed to working with all stakeholders, including operators, regulators, players and families, to reduce the risks of gambling and provide information and resources to those who need support.They assist players and families by:
The National Problem Gambling Clinic - cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/addictions-and-substance-misuse/national-problem-gambling-clinic
A clinical treatment provider based in London, treating problem gamblers from England and Wales. A team of qualified clinicians provides individual or group therapy and the only proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) treatment programme for problem gamblers.
National Debt line - nationaldebtline.org
Advice and support to help deal with debts in a proactive and informed way. Self-help packs are sent, free of charge, to those who have debt problems.
Freephone 0808 808 4000
Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) - ygam.org
Providing the tools and information to build digital resilience, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and gaming
Tel 0203 837 4963