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TalkBanStop – Gambling Support

COVID means that many of us are spending more time online than ever before, not only as a distraction but as a form of escapism.
Without the entertainment of family, friends, night’s out, sports games etc., what is there. More people are turning to gambling as a way to pass the time without realising the hidden dangers. A few pounds here and there soon adds up and before you know it, you’ve spent a week’s wages and you are too embarrassed to say anything.
Only 2% of harmful gamblers receive the appropriate level of speciality support that they require. Therefore, it is crucial that we continue the conversation and raise awareness against the dangers of gambling.
If your gambling is beginning to negatively affect you and those around you, you are NOT alone.
GamCare, Gamban and GAMSTOP have come together to help anyone experiencing gambling harms to start their recovery journey. Together, they provide a combination of practical tools to help support individuals through the use of their new campaign: TalkBanStop.

TalkBanStop provides blocking software, self-exclusion tools and the support individuals need to make long term changes:

TALK: Speak to one of GamCare’s trained advisers on the national gambling helpline (over the phone or via live chat) for support and advice.
BAN: GamBan’s software blocks access to thousands of global gambling sites and apps and can be installed on up to 15 devices.
STOP: GamStop’s self-exclusion prevents you from accessing current gambling accounts or creating new ones with all the online gambling operators within the UK.
From moral support to expert advice, start your recovery journey now.
National Helpline: 0808 8020 133