What can you do?
Changing your gambling behaviour is difficult, especially as gambling may have become a big part of your life. Trying to break that habit will take will-power and determination but there are some steps you can take now, that will make it easier to stop yourself from gambling and deal with any debt or financial problems that you may be experiencing.
- Changing your behaviour – Find out how you can manage the urge to gamble and make changes to your life to break out of old patterns and routines
- Self-exclusion - Find out how you can bar yourself from betting shops, casinos, arcades and online gambling companies
- Blocking software– Find out how you can set up your computer or phone to stop you accessing gambling websites
- Managing your finances and debt– Find out how you can get out of debt and organise your finances
Think about talking to someone. Either, someone close to you, that you can trust, and/or a third party, for example a helpline adviser. Getting things off your chest, can release a lot of tension, and help you to see things more clearly.
If you think you would like to get help for your gambling, you can get details of services available in Get Support - For Yourself
If you think you would like to get help for a friend or family member, you can get details of services available in Get Support - For a Friend or Family Member
You can also take a look at our range of advice leaflets.
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