THE BIG STEP
Updated: Jul 30, 2020
We met with James Grimes a little while ago and he told us about The Big Step please have a listen and you can find out more at: https://the-bigstep.com/about
What help is available?
Gamblers Anonymous UK runs support groups that use the same 12-step approach to recovery from addiction as Alcoholics Anonymous. Help available via a Forum, Chat Room, Literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder. Meetings are available online.
GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK. It runs the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and offers live-chat options that are also available 24 hours a day.
NHS Problem Gambling Clinics For individuals aged 16 or over, living in England or Wales, and have complex problems related to gambling; you can refer yourself to specialist NHS clinics. Contact the National Clinic based in South-West London at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing a contact number or 020 7381 7722, leaving a contact number. The Northern NHS Gambling Cliniccan be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com providing a contact number, a call on 0300 3001490, or a service contact form.
Gordon Moody Association offers residential courses – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01384 241292 to find out more. It also runs the Gambling Therapy website, which offers online support to problem gamblers and their friends and family.
GamAnon A great place to get some immediate advice and support if you are affected by a gambling problem in your family.
Samaritans To help with whatever you are going through, call for free on 116 123.
Childline Help for those up to the age of 18, call for free on 0800 1111 or chat online