I think I may have a problem with gambling

Is problem gambling affecting you, or those close to you? Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt.


Getting help

GamCare operates the National Gambling HelpLine and remains the first port of call for anyone experiencing problems with gambling, including family .


They are the leading provider of specialist support, offering a fully staffed HelpLine seven days a week, with fully-trained advisers providing confidential advice, information and support to anyone experiencing a gambling problem, as well as to affected others. Gamcare advisers take calls over the phone as well as through a secure chat system. Their service is confidential and is available 8am – Midnight, seven days a week.

  • Talk to a GamCare Adviser over the phone 0808 8020 133.
  • Talk to a GamCare Adviser online via
  • Set up regular support sessions with a GamCare practitioner 

Ara are the local provider of counselling for GamCare. They provides 1:1 counselling for people experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member. To access the service please call 0117 930 0282 or visit the website at recovery4all.co.uk or e-mail info@recovery4all.co.uk.