SSRSPI Gambling in Sport

On this week's Swansea Sound Real Sports Phone In we spoke about the effects compulsive gambling can have on mental health. If you are experiencing gambling problems or need support, please reach out, it's important to talk. Here are some useful helplines to find information and advice on gambling... 

Gamblers Anonymous

Telephone: 0330 094 0322

Email info@gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Website www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same.

They offers various aids for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder.

Meetings are the core of Gamblers Anonymous and we have meetings every day of the week throughout England, Wales and Ulster.


Gambling with Lives

Telephone: 07864 299158

Email info@gamblingwithlives.org

Website gamblingwithlives.org

Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young men who have taken their own lives as a direct result of gambling. 

Gambling with Lives aims to support families who have been bereaved by gambling related suicides. Also to raise awareness amongst gamblers, their families and friends, and health professionals of the dangerous effects of gambling on mental health, and the high suicide risk. 


The Big Step 

Email bigstep@gamban.com

Website the-bigstep.com

Walking & talking to football clubs so they take the Big Step of evaluating their gambling relationships, promote preventative action & support gambling addicts.



Telephone: 116 123 (Free)

Email jo@samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.


Campaign Against Living Miserably

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis. CALM’s helpline 0800 58 58 58 and web-chat are for men in the UK who need to talk or find information and support. The services are open 5pm–midnight daily and are free, anonymous and confidential. For access or to find more information visit thecalmzone.net.


NHS Direct Wales

Telephone 0845 4647

Health advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



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