Links - Stop Gambling, Addiction, Problem Gamblers

Campaign Groups

Counselling

Financial Advice

Industry/Professional Associations

In Film

Internet Gambling

Online Support

Relative, Friend Support

Resources

Support

Treatment

Campaign Groups

Gambling Watch UK is an organisation which is independent of Government and the gambling industry. It exists to question the present policy of support for the expansion of gambling in the UK and to propose alternative policies which would have the effect of preventing such expansion. 

www.gamblingwatchuk.org

Gambling and Public Health Alliance International.  There mission is to establish an international network to disseminate information that reinforces the legitimacy of a public health consumer protection approach to gambling and the elimination of gambling-related harms.

http://gaphai.wordpress.com

Counselling 

Breakeven provides free specialist counselling for people affected by problem gambling.

The service is completely free.

Breakeven offers counselling in a range of locations across the southeast of the United Kingdom. They have regional centres in Brighton, Eastbourne, Maidstone,Chelmsford, Newmarket and Skegness, and see clients from all over Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

www.sussexbreakeven.org.uk

Need a counsellor in the UK here's a good place to look.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Financial Advice

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service is a registered charity whose purpose is to assist people who are in financial difficulty by providing free, independent, impartial and realistic advice.

www.cccs.co.uk

Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. As a debt charity, the advice we provided is impartial and based upon individual circumstances.

www.debtadvicefoundation.org

Debt Support Trust is a not-for-profit debt advice charity with trained debt advisors who can help advise on suitable debt solutions.They are a national debt advice charity helping people across the UK.

www.debtsupporttrust.org.uk

Industry/Professional Associations

The European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG) aims to increase the level of dialogue between its members representing various aspects of gambling.

www.easg.org/

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. On 1 October 2013 they also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery Commission to regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.

www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

GamCare has a commitment to promote responsible attitudes to gambling and to work for the provision of proper care for those who have been harmed by gambling dependency.

www.gamcare.org.uk

In film

Information and help about gambling addiction provided by the NHS includes a youtube video featuring Jake Brindell.

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/addiction

In this 30-minute film Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, talks to Owen Baily about his past experiences and problems with gambling.

www.youtube.com

Internet Gambling

GamBlock blocks access to Internet gambling sites on the World Wide Web. It helps problem gamblers avoid the dangers of unrestricted gambling.

www.gamblock.com

Online Support

Active online support board for gamblers seeking help in overcoming a gambling problem/addiction. If you are still gambling, but have an honest desire to stop, or you are concerned about someone else's problem, then you are very welcome here.

www.gettingpastgambling.com

This website provides information on how to get free treatment for problem gambling at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Visitors can take an online Problem Gambling Self-Assessment that helps determine the severity of their gambling problem. The site also provides information for teens with problem gambling.

www.columbiagamblingdisordersclinic.org

Relative, Friend Support

If you are affected by someone else's gambling then Gam-Anon can help.  Their meetings are for anyone who has been affected by a loved one's gambling problem.

www.gamanon.org.uk

Resources

An interesting website that sees a reformed gambler offering help to others via books, videos and counselling.

www.freeyourself.com.au

GambleAwareTM aims to promote responsibility in gambling. They provide information to help people make informed decisions about their gambling. The can help you to find out more about gambling and what responsible gambling means, to understand and recognise problem gambling, and show you where to go for further information, help and support should you need it.

www.gambleaware.co.uk

Addiction resources directory - very useful

www.HealthDirectoryMoz.com/Addictions/

A source for latest news, developments and reputable documentation and research on gambling from around the world.

www.gamblingwatchglobal.com

Here you find a useful directory of lots of stop gambling websites.

www.compulsivegamblers.gotop100.com/index.php

A website packed with information about problem gambling, situated in Oregon USA.

www.co.lane.or.us/prevention/gambling

Support

Citizen's Advice help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

The Samaritans offer help by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches. They are available in the UK and Ireland.

There are many other places and people to seek help from. Sometimes just talking to someone helps – a trusted friend, your doctor or someone from your church or faith community can be a great support.

www.samaritans.org

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 recover from a gambling problem.

www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

The self-help organization of Gam-Anon is a life saving instrument for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers. 

www.gam-anon.org/gamanon/index.htm

GamblingTherapy.org is part of a project to help problem gamblers. Its purpose is to build and evaluate a therapy-centred online service.

www.gamblingtherapy.org 

Treatment

Information and help about gambling addiction provided by the NHS includes a youtube video featuring Jake Brindell.

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/addiction

This is an excellent source of information for those suffering from gambling or for the family, partner or friends of anyone whose gambling has become a problem.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall/problems/problemgambling 

Gordon Moody Association offers an intensive residential treatment programme in the UK for those gamblers most severely addicted.

www.gordonmoody.org.uk

Gambling Therapy is a free online service that provides practical advice and emotional support to people affected by problem gambling who reside outside Great Britain. Gambling Therapy is part of the Gordon Moody Association.

www.gamblingtherapy.org

The National Problem Gambling Clinic offers a range of psychological treatments for gambling addiction, depending on the needs of the individual.

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

A good website if you are interested in looking into treatment for pathological gambling, problem gambling and gambling disorders.

www.stopgamblingnow.com