Organisations that offer support in relation to safer gambling

Counselling, Support and Residential Care

BigDeal (GamCare’s website for young people):

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy:

CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic:

Counselling in Mandarin and Cantonese: Chinese Mental Health Association –

Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre (All Northern Ireland): or call FREE: IRL 18000 936 725 and NI: 08000 886 725

Gambling Care (Ireland) :

Gordon Moody Association Midlands & South East:

Gambling Therapy: A free, multi-lingual online service for those who reside outside the UK –

NACRO Resettlement Advice Service (Support for offenders and practitioners supporting individuals with criminal records): 0300 123 1999, email or visit

Unlock – Support for people with convictions:

BeatStress from the Mens Health Forum:

Counselling Directory (UK):

How to make sure you gamble safely with licensed businesses and how to gamble safely by using tools to manage your activity.


Debt Management

Advice UK provides links to a wide range of advice organisations at

StepChange Debt Charity provides debt counselling. If you are thinking about taking on a debt management plan (DMP), StepChange Debt Charity provide realistic advice and a DMP with no fees attached. Visit StepChange Debt Remedy – their anonymous, online debt advice service:

You can also find free, unbiased and independent advice through the Money Advice Service:



Free debt help and management 

National Debtline:

PayPlan is one of the UK’s largest providers of free debt advice. As well as offering general debt advice, PayPlan also offers comprehensive guidance on a wide range of practical, long-term debt solutions. More information is available at:

Citizens Advice –


Other services available to help:

Mabs Money Advice and Budgeting Service (Ireland):

Credit Action (national money education charity):

Debt Advice Foundation: 

Talk About Debt:

Life Coach Directory


Loan sharks

A loan shark is a moneylender who charges extremely high rates of interest, typically under illegal conditions. The Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a specialist agency that prosecutes loan sharks and supports people affected by this crime.

To report a loan shark to the Stop Loan Sharks project, ( call the 24/7 confidential hotline on 0300 555 2222, or text 07860 022 116. All calls are confidential and you can remain anonymous if you wish. You can also email, or report a loan shark online.

Gambers Anonymous (GA) & Gam-Anon

Gamblers Anonymous:

GA Scotland:


GA Gamblers Anonymous International:

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