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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

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Whatever you're going through, find the help
you need here

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Get advice and support 24/7 with the National Gambling Treatment Service.

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Free, confidential advice without picking up the phone.

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0808 8020 133

Gambling support and treatment services

Support for young people

Big Deal

Information and support related to gambling, plus confidential help through the GamCare HelpLine.

bigdeal.org.uk

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Youth Clinic

Specialist gambling addiction recovery for teenagers and young adults aged 13 to 25.

cnwl.nhs.uk/national-problem-gambling-clinic

The Mix

Specialist support for under 25s around gambling, sex and relationships, alcohol, drugs, and mental health.

themix.org.uk

Advice and support for financial difficulties

National Debtline

Free help and advice on dealing with debt – available over the phone or online in England and Wales.

nationaldebtline.org

Money Advice Service

Free, impartial and confidential money advice over the phone or online, plus tools and calculators to help with budget tracking and planning.

moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Report a loan shark

Help finding out if a company was authorised to lend money, as well as an anonymous way to report loan sharks.

gov.uk/report-loan-shark

StepChange Debt Charity

Personalised debt advice tailored to individual situations – available online or over the phone.

stepchange.org

Advice and support around the wider impacts of gambling

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

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