Help

If you, or someone you know, has been bereaved by gambling-related suicide, please visit our family support page.

However, if you need to speak to someone urgently about a gambling-related issue for yourself, a family member, or a friend, then one of the external organisations and services on this page may be able to help.

For gamblers 

Blocking tools

Treatment for gambling disorder is essential, but the first step to stopping gambling often involves using blocking tools, such as Gamban and GAMSTOP. Once set up and registered, these tools will automatically self-exclude you from all UK-licenced online bookmakers. You may also find TalkBanStop helpful, which is a programme that combines peer support with blocking tools.

Many banks also give you the option to block all gambling transactions, including Lloyds, Halifax, HSBC, Starling and Monzo.

Self-excluding from land-based venues

If you are looking to self-exclude from multiple land-based gambling venues, we recommend registering with MOSES (multi-operator self-exclusion scheme).

NHS Northern Gambling Service  

NHS clinic offering specialist addiction therapy, covering the whole of the north of England

0300 300 1490 

NHS National Problem Gambling Clinic 

NHS clinic offering specialist addiction therapy based in London

020 7381 7722 

GamCare National Gambling Helpline 

Providing confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems in England, Scotland and Wales

Freephone: 0808 8020 133 

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) 

Confidential and anonymous helpline and webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis

Freephone: 0800 58 58 58 (National) or 0808 802 58 58 (London) 

Samaritans 

Helping providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout

Freephone: 116 123 (UK or ROI) 

Gamblers Anonymous  

Organising meetings of people struggling with gambling addiction across the country

GamLearn

Support for people harmed by gambling by aiding their professional development

For family and friends 

GamFam 

Help for families to recognise and deal with gambling addiction 

GamAnon 

Local meetings for families of gamblers 

GamCare National Gambling Helpline 

Providing confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems in England, Scotland and Wales

Freephone: 0808 8020 133 

If you, or someone you know, has been bereaved by gambling-related suicide, you may also find the below links useful. 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

A specialist organisation providing support, including therapy, to people bereaved by suicide

National Helpline 0300 111 5065 (9am–9pm Monday to Friday) 

CRUSE Bereavement Care 

A specialist organisation providing support, including therapy, to people bereaved by suicide

Freephone: 0808 808 1677