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For professionals

If you work in the healthcare profession - as a psychiatrist, general practitioner, nurse or counsellor - you may come across a client or patient who you believe has a gambling problem. Similarly if you offer professional support - as a youth worker, probation officer, social worker, mental health professional or financial adviser - you may see clients who you feel need to address their gambling behaviour, as it is having a negative impact on their lives. Clients may also be affected by someone else's gambling behaviour.

If you are looking for support for a client you are working with, GamCare has many services available.

What help can we offer you?

Information and advice

You might like to start by exploring our website or speaking to one of our Advisers via the National Gambling HelpLine on Freephone 0808 8020 133, or on our NetLine (web chat).

You can also get advice on working with a client, who may have a problem with their gambling.


We provide training to many different professionals from many different sectors, which is specifically designed to:

  • Improve understanding of gambling and problem gambling behaviour and psychology
  • Increase awareness of the social impact of gambling and problem gambling
  • Provide the necessary skills to address the needs of those adversely affected by problem gambling

Find out more about the training avaiable to you >>

What help can we offer your client or patient? 

If your client acknowledges there is a problem and feels ready to make a change you can talk to them about GamCare and encourage them to contact us. You might find it useful to read through someo of our website to look at the available services and support them to work through the initial steps to getting help.

For more advice on talking to your client/patient about their gambling see Working with a client.

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Frontline Services

Whether you have a gambling problem yourself, or you are impacted by someone else's gambling, GamCare has a range of services designed to help you.

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If you are worried that you or someone you know is gambling too much you can talk to a HelpLine adviser from 8am-midnight, 7 days a week.

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