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From Gamcare South
Support for problem gamblers and their loved ones in Buckinghamshire (Online, Face-to-face, and over the phone) GamCare South – GamCare

From Gamblers Anonymous meetings
Offers various aids for the compulsive gambler, including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder (for Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas).  “GA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others do the same.”  Gamblers Anonymous

From Gam-Anon meetings
Meeting for friends or family of a compulsive gambler who have been affected by a loved one’s gambling problem. The nearest meeting group to Buckinghamshire is Reading but there also zoom meetings. GamAnon UK – You are not alone……

finance Support

On occasions gambling can result in financial difficulties including debt. The section on finances provides local and national support, including support if you have developed debt, see under

Wellbeing and Mental health support

Sometimes gambling can impact on mental health. There is local support, see below


For all of us even without a health condition an attention to mental, social and physical wellbeing can be helpful. Support for mental wellbeing can help with mild anxiety.

Reducing risk factors for some health conditions is beneficial. In addition, alcohol can increase feelings of anxiety. There is good local support to help with

Mental health support

Issues with gambling can on occasions lead to anxiety and depression. There is good local and national support for mental health, see under


For all ages

From Gamcare
The leading national provider of advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling including national support over the telephone or with live chat, available 24 hours a day. Talk to us now – GamCare

For young people

From Big Deal
If you’re worried about gambling – your own or someone else’s – the first step is to ask for help. We’re here to support you, so whatever you’re dealing with, you won’t be alone. Get help – BigDeal

There is further support nationally including: 


From Gamstop
FREE online self-exclusion: GAMSTOP helps you control your online gambling. Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing. GAMSTOP – Gambling Self-Exclusion Scheme

From Gamban
Block Access to Gambling Websites and Apps Worldwide. If UK resident: Get Gamban FREE through TalkBanStop  Block Gambling Websites & Apps – Gamban


From Gordon Moody


From the NHS
if you are aged 16 or over and have complex problems relating to gambling (defined under “How to refer”) you can self-refer to the National Problem Gambling Clinic. National Problem Gambling Clinic :: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


general information on gambling

From the NHS
Help for problem gambling  Help for problem gambling – NHS

From Patient info
Problem gambling  Problem Gambling | Gambling Addiction Help | Patient

From GamCare

From Begambleaware
Good website with lots of information brought together

From Big Deal
Harmful gambling Harmful gambling – BigDeal

From Young Minds
Gaming and mental health Gaming and Mental Health | Getting Mental Health Support | YoungMinds

From the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Problem gambling Problem gambling | Royal College of Psychiatrists

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