• Vicky Holmes

Coronavirus: Advice and support for problem gambling

For some people the stress of the current crisis may increase urges to gamble. If you know someone who needs support around gambling, please see below for details of the help available:

Gamblers Anonymous UK runs local support groups that use the same 12-step approach to recovery from addiction as Alcoholics Anonymous

NHS Northern Gambling Service provided by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a satellite clinic in Sunderland which includes psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists and mental health nurses who work to deliver specialist addiction therapy and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction.

The service also supports families and carers whose relatives have a gambling addiction. Anyone living in Sunderland, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland can access the service.

GamAnon are local support groups for anyone affected by someone else's gambling problem – use this link to find your nearest group

Active Inclusion Newcastle information update: 18 May 2020

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