Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt.

If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available.

For more information visit the NHS page - Help for problem gambling

Self-help tips for problem gamblers


  • pay important bills, such as your mortgage, on payday before you gamble
  • spend more time with family and friends who do not gamble
  • deal with your debts rather than ignoring them - visit the National Debtline for tips


  • view gambling as a way to make money - try to see it as entertainment instead
  • bottle up your worries about your gambling - talk to someone
  • take credit cards with you when you go gambling

For more self-help tips, see the Royal College of Psychiatrists website.