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What is TalkBanStop?

TalkBanStop is a partnership that combines practical tools with support to help you to stop gambling and kick-start your recovery journey.

It all starts with a chat. Get in touch with a trained Adviser on the National Gambling Helpline for free confidential information, advice, and support. You’ll also be able to access a free Gamban license and we’ll talk you through the benefits of self-excluding with GAMSTOP if you haven’t already.

Talk
Speak with a trained Adviser for information, advice, and support.
Ban
Block your devices from accessing gambling websites and apps for free.
Stop
Register to self-exclude from all UK gambling apps and websites for free.

This service is for people in the UK

Live chat is only available to users in England, Scotland and Wales. If you are outside of these areas, you can access online support via Gambling Therapy

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Talk

If you’re worried about gambling, talking to someone is your first step in guiding you to the support and tools that will work best for you. Contact GamCare 24/7 over the phone or on live chat to speak with a trained Adviser for free confidential information, advice and support.

Ban

Gamban is a type of software that will block your access to thousands of gambling websites and apps through your devices. Quick and easy to install, Gamban can be used on up to 15 devices. Get Gamban FREE with TalkBanStop – call or chat with the Helpline to get your free licence now.

Stop

We also recommend registering your details with the GAMSTOP UK self-exclusion scheme, so that you won’t be able to access your online gambling accounts or set up new ones for between six months and five years. The scheme will also make sure you don’t receive any further gambling marketing messages during this time.

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This service is for people in the UK

Live chat is only available to users in England, Scotland and Wales. If you are outside of these areas, you can access online support via Gambling Therapy

Block gambling through your bank account

You can also block gambling payments through most bank and building society accounts now. To find out which banks offer these blocks, click here.

Accessibility

Calls to the National Gambling Helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. Calls from BT phone boxes are free, however some other public phone operators may charge you to call.

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, you can also access our services via a service called Next Generation Text Service. Find out more here.

Telephone interpretation services are also provided in alternate languages through ClearVoice on the National Gambling Helpline.

For information on confidentiality and privacy please click here.

We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can also contact us for free on 0808 80 20 133. If you would like to find out more about the service before you start, including information on confidentiality, please click below. Call recordings and chat transcripts are saved for 28 days for quality assurance.

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