Support & Advice

Support

The websites below offer help & support for people struggling with problem gambling or gambling addiction.

United Kingdom

BeGambleAware

Website – https://www.begambleaware.org

Phone Number – 0808 8020 133

BeGambleAware.org is run by GambleAware – an independent charity. They “provide information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling. We will help you to find out more about gambling and what safer gambling means, to understand and recognise problem gambling, and show you where to go for further information, help and support should you need it.”

National Problem Gambling Clinic

Website – https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-national-problem-gambling-clinic/

Phone Number – 020 7381 7722

Run by the NHS, the National Problem Gambling Clinic is part of the national system of treatment provision for problem gambling in the UK. The system includes other providers such as GamCare and The Gordon Moody Association. The National Problem Gambling Clinic is working alongside these other providers to deliver the most appropriate package of care for individuals experiencing difficulties with gambling.

Gamblers Anonymous

Website – https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Phone Number – 0330 094 0322 (National)

Gamblers Anonymous is a 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. Their website offers various aids for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and meeting finder. Meetings are held every day of the week throughout England, Wales and Ulster.

Ireland

Gamblers Anonymous Ireland

Website – https://www.gamblersanonymous.ie/

Phone Number – 086 809 9711

Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a 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 recover from a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.

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Problem Gambling Ireland

Website – https://www.problemgambling.ie/

Phone Number – 089 241 5401

Providing independent support and resources to anyone whose life has been negatively impacted by problem gambling. As well as the website, Problem Gambling Ireland also runs a free counselling service in Waterford and Dublin (visit the website for details).

United States

National Council on Problem Gambling

Website – https://www.ncpgambling.org/

Phone Number – 1-800-522-4700

The National Council on Problem Gambling advocates for programs and services and to assist problem gamblers and their families. Their website also offers support via phone and online chat.

Find Gambling Addiction Nonprofits and Charities

Website – https://greatnonprofits.org/categories/view/gambling-addiction

Find support for gambling addiction in your state. Search for charities & organisations and read reviews.

Canada

Responsible Gambling Council

Website – https://www.responsiblegambling.org/get-help

Phone number – 416-499-9800

The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention. They can direct you to support services in your area.

ConnexOntario

Website – https://www.connexontario.ca/

Phone Number – 1-866-531-2600

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing all kinds of addictions (including gambling addiction). They are available via phone, email and chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Australia

Gambling Help Online

Website – https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

Phone Number – 1800 858 858

Gambling Help Online offers support & advice for gambling addicts and others affected by gambling addiction. This service complements and increases the range of services available in responding to problem gambling issues. It provides Australians with a new opportunity to access counselling and information services when they are unable or reluctant to access face-to-face services provided in each jurisdiction. Support is available 24/7.

Health Direct

Website – https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/gambling-addiction

Phone Number – 1800 022 222

Health Direct Australia is a government-owned website that provides information, resources and advice on a range of medical and mental health issues. The ‘gambling addiction’ section of the website can help you access support services and therapy.