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Support for gambling problems

There can be many signs that gambling may have become a problem. Gambling can become compulsive, and can lead to financial and emotional problems.

NHS Gambling Harms Service

A free NHS service has been launched to offer specialist treatment and support to people in the East Midlands who are struggling with a gambling problem.

The East Midlands Gambling Harms Service, which is based in Derby, will provide specialist therapies, treatment and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems in Derbyshire, either face-to-face, over the phone, or virtually.

Any Derbyshire resident wishing to access support can visit East Midlands Gambling Service or tel: 0300 013 2330.

National Gambling Helpline - a 24-hour service

The National Gambling Helpline gives confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms in England, Scotland and Wales. You can speak with an adviser one-to-one over the phone or on live chat 24-hours-per-day, every day of the year, tel: 0808 8020 133.

GamCare also offer a live chat option.

Derbyshire GamCHAT service

Research suggests that for every person experiencing gambling problems, 6 to 10 others are directed or indirectly impacted.

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS) offer a programme for those affected by someone else's gambling problems called GamCHAT.