According to government research 0.5% of the adult population have a problem with gambling, 3.8% are gambling at at-risk levels, and 7% are affected negatively by an others people’s gambling.
If this is you and you feel that you require further support to assist you with any issues you are facing with your gambling, we are partnered with AnonyMind.com. They will provide easy to access, free, convenient appointments with a therapist who will support you to deal with any gambling related issues. They have therapists ready to chat to you when you need it and have hundreds of appointments available at times that suit all individuals. All you will be required to do is add some brief details on registration and then you can start your journey of recovery. Please feel free to click on this link to register and reach a therapist swiftly https://anonymind.com/lp/free-online-confidential-gambling-addiction-treatment.
Gambling of course has financial implications and a study from Citizens Advice highlighted that 65% of the gamblers that they had interviewed had lost more than £10,000 and 25% had lost more than £50,000. The strain of this debt has negative impacts on relationships including family and friends as well as the difficulties that being in debt can bring. The debt charity Step Change has also identified that increasing debts can act as a trigger for those trying to overcome their gambling addictions and can often lead to a relapse.
While the Debt Advice Service can’t help someone with the issues that someone has in their lives, we can refer you to a professional service in AnonyMind.com. What we can do is offer you options to help you with your debt, such as, an IVA, a protected trust deed (if you live in Scotland), a debt management plan, a debt relief order, or even bankruptcy.
Our team are highly trained professionals and will give you all of the information that you need to make an informed decision. They speak daily to people that find themselves in debt for a number of reasons and don’t judge, their sole purpose is to find a way to help you with your finances to make them more manageable.
We are genuinely excited as we begin our partnership with Anonymind and look forward to be able to help people struggling with gambling together.