Where to find help

YGAM is an educational charity and does not provide direct treatment or support to those affected by gambling or gaming, but our extensive directory will help you get the support you need. This page contains information and links to organisations and charities that offer support and treatment for people with gambling, gaming, mental health or financial problems or concerns.  YGAM is not responsible for the content of the websites listed and links do not imply any endorsement.

Gambling Support


Information, advice and support for problem gamblers and their families, through the National Gambling Helpline, online chats, forums and treatment programmes.

National Problem Gambling Clinic

Treatment for problem gamblers living in England and Wales aged 16 and over. The team assesses the needs of problem gamblers as well as those of their partners and family members.

Gamblers Anonymous

Group meetings, online forum and information for people struggling with a gambling problem.


Learn about how gambling works, check if you or someone you know may have a gambling problem and find tips on how to stay in control.

Big Deal

Part of GamCare's Youth Outreach Programme, this website provides information and advice on gambling for young people and parents.

Northern Gambling Service

Covering the North of England to provide specialist addiction therapy and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction and intervention to people close to those with gambling addictions, such as family, partners
and carers.

Gordon Moody

Helping people reclaim and rebuild their lives free from gambling addiction. Residential treatment programmes available across the UK to men and women aged 18+.


A UK charity helping people take back control of their life from gambling. Betknowmore UK was established by individuals with lived experience of gambling harms, who now use that insight and knowledge to help others.

Gambling Therapy

An International app providing support, advice and self-help tools for people struggling with gambling, available in a range of different languages.

Gaming Support


Offer comprehensive consultation with the person who games, including: Family consultation upon request Individual and/or group treatment for the person who games Parent workshops Ongoing parents support group Family therapy

Self-Exclusion Support


A paid for service to block access to online gambling services.


Enables you to put controls in place to restrict online gambling activities, currently only on selected sites but updates coming soon

Opt in to Self-exclude

Informations on how to self-exclude in licensed gambling venues including arcades, betting shops, bingo venues, casinos and online gambling.


A bank account and app that allows you to block gambling transactions.

Mental health & general Support

Young Minds

Improving wellbeing and mental health of
children and young people through their
parent helpline, training and consultancy
and online information.


Advice, support and information for anyone experiencing mental health problems.


Providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at
risk of suicide.


A free, private and confidential service for people under the age of 19 to talk about anything. Whatever the worry, support is available online or on the phone at anytime.


A free 24/7 text service for anyone in
crisis, anytime, anywhere. Supported by a nationwide team of crisis volunteers, it
takes people from crisis to calm every day
of the week. TEXT 85258


Papyrus offer a free, confidential, non-judgmental space to talk openly about your thoughts of suicide with their trained advisers. They work with young people, concerned others and professionals via phone, text, email and webchat, every day.

Financial Support

Citizens Advice

A network of charities offering a range of confidential advice online, over the phone
and in person for free.

Step Change

Providing free debt advice no matter how
large or small, helping you set up a solution
and take back control.

National Debt Line

Free confidential advice by phone, online
and web chat.

The Money Helper

The service provides free money guidance
and debt advice online and by telephone.

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