Emotional support

Immediate help

These organisations can support you right now:


A safe place to talk about whatever's troubling you.

Visit samaritans.org

Freephone 116 123


Support for those dealing with emotional distress – particularly young adults.

Visit papyrus-uk.org

Freephone 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209697

If you're trying to change your life for the better, it's helpful to get support. Your local GP may be a good place to start, or try these specialist gambling resources.

Online support and counselling


GamCare offers a range of counselling treatments.

Visit gamcare.org.uk


Aimed particularly at young people, BigDeal helps you get support relating to gambling either for yourself or someone you care about.

Visit bigdeal.org.uk

Gambling Therapy

If you're outside the UK, you can contact Gambling Therapy.

Visit gamblingtherapy.org

Face-to-face support

Gamblers Anonymous

Holds regular meetings with people going through the same thing as you.

Visit gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Expert advice

National Gambling Helpline

Provides emotional support and advice to anyone experiencing problems with gambling.

Visit gamcare.org.uk

Freephone 0808 8020 133

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