Tens of thousands of people across the UK suffer from problems with gambling – an issue which can drag those who are vulnerable into a spiral of debt, depression and despair.

I recently met with staff from the charity GambleAware to discuss the issue and, although the situation sounds bleak, there is some positive news – in that plenty of help is available.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by gambling issues, I would strongly suggest that you contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.

People can also find help and advice online at www.BeGambleAware.org – where if they prefer, there is also the option to talk to a counsellor in a private, online chat room.

For many people, just a phone conversation or online chat with these advisers is enough to help regain control, as they have many useful tips and tools to help them.

Helpline for people with gambling problems
Helpline for people with gambling problems
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