Advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms.

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  1. Overview
  2. Support available
  3. Who can access the service
  4. How to access the service
  5. Contact


GamCare provides a range of free information, advice and support.

They operate the National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

Support available

  • National Helpline and live chat
  • Local Treatment
  • Support for young people
  • Forum and group chatroom designed for people to share experiences with others
  • GameChange Course (Online CBT course)
  • Self-help resources
  • GamStop self-exclusion scheme - Anyone can ask a business to exclude them from gambling for a set length of time - usually between six months and five years.
  • Online forums for problem gamblers to share their experiences

Who can access the service

The service is available to anyone who is harmed by gambling.

How to access the service

Please contact the company directly using the details provided.


1st Floor,
91-94 Saffron Hill,

National Helpline: 0808 8020 133
General enquires: 020 7801 7000
Website: GamCare