COVID-19
The National Gambling Helpline is available 24/7 as usual. If you need advice or support about your
gambling or someone else’s you can call 0808 8020 133 or talk to an adviser on live chat.

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National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133

Looking for help, information or advice

If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling or about that of a friend or family member, a good place to start is the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133.

Support Organisations

Problem gamblers may benefit from help directed specifically at getting their gambling back under control, as well as help directed at managing the consequences of problem gambling such as debt, stress and relationship breakdown. Find links to organisations below which may help you manage with some of these consequences. Alternatively, call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 where you will receive advice and support around problem gambling, and can also be signposted to other services which may be helpful to you.

Don't put it off. Your personal information will be kept confidential.

Samaritans

Someone who will listen and chat through whatever you need to talk about, judgement-free – available 24/7 over the phone, face-to-face or online.

samaritans.org

Citizens Advice

Free, confidential and impartial advice for anyone, whatever the problem across England and Wales. This can be face to face, online or over the phone.

citizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice Scotland

Free, confidential advice for anyone in Scotland. This can be online, over the phone or face-to-face – whoever the person, whatever the problem.

cas.org.uk

Shout

The UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, offers support and advice for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

giveusashout.org

Drinkaware

020 7307 7450

Information and advice to help people make healthy choices about their drinking, plus access to practical tools and resources.

drinkaware.co.uk

NHS Alcohol Support

Information and advice for anyone worried about their drinking, as well as access to helplines and support groups.

nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/

Mind

Advice and support for anyone experiencing problems with mental health, plus access to a range of resources and services.

mind.org.uk

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Support and advice for anyone experiencing domestic violence, available over the phone or online – plus local specialist services and access to specialist refuge accommodation.

nationaldahelpline.org.uk

Respect Phoneline

Confidential information and advice about how to stop being abusive to a partner – available over the phone or online.

respectphoneline.org.uk