Gambling Nation - Support and Resources

If you, or someone you know has been affected by the issues in this programme, there are organisations you can contact for help and support

If you are concerned about your gambling, or the gambling of friends or family you can contact the national problem gambling charity GamCare’s helpline on 0845 6000 133 or visit for confidential support, advice and free counselling.

NORCAS is a leading independent charity working with people, of all ages, who have problems with alcohol, drugs or gambling. They provide advice and information and have professional help available if it's needed. Contact them by phone on 0808 208 1701 or visit

Action on Addiction is a charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families & children and campaigns. Contact them by phone on 0300 330 0659 between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday, or visit

The National Problem Gambling Clinic is an NHS service for the treatment of pathological gamblers. It has psychiatrists, psychologists, a family therapist and a money management counsellor and offers group and individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as medical input. For more information please contact the clinic via the website:

COAP, Children Of Addicted Parents And People is an online charity with a peer led online support network for young people affected by someone else's drug misuse, alcohol misuse or addiction to some form of behaviour such as gambling. COAP provides a place for young people to share their experiences, support each other and to receive support from mentors who live with or have lived with someone else's addiction. Visit

The National Debtline is a national telephone helpline offering free, confidential and independent advice for people with debt problems.

Advice is backed up with written self-help materials which can be sent out for free or downloaded from their website at or contact them by phone on 0808 808 4000, Monday to Friday between 9am and 9pm and on Saturdays between 9.30am and 1pm. There is a 24hour voicemail to request an information pack or factsheet.

Gam-Anon provides support to family members and friends of compulsive gamblers. Their meetings are for anyone who has been affected by a loved one’s gambling problem.

Details of meetings can be found on the web-site: If you have any further queries contact the National Secretary: