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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.


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.

There is the option of a referral to a local, specialist partner, such as GamCarein Derby. GamCare also offer a live chat option.

Krysallis in Chesterfield offer online counselling and therapy for gambling problems.

The NHS has help for problem gambling, providing self-help tips and outlining ways you can access local treatment.

Citizens Advice has information on practical blocks to overcome gambling harms, alongside how to start dealing with priority debts.