If you feel that you would like professional help with your gambling, or if you know someone who may be at risk, there are a number of counselling services available which can help. Please note that Lucky8 is in no way affiliated with the following services:
This website has Live Help and an online forum where you can find help and information Helpline : 0845 6000 133
Gamble Aware: www.gambleaware.co.uk
Gamble Aware is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. It was set up by the UK Gambling Commission in conjunction with other organisations such as the National Consumer Council and the Department of Health.
Gamblers Anonymous: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
There are 20 questions on the Gamblers Anonymous site that you can use to determine whether or not you might have taken your gambling too far. You can undertake a simple self-assessment test here.
The site also has live chat rooms and an online forum.
Harvard Medical School: www.gamblingselfchange.org
Harvard Medical School runs a website which has links to further sources of help and advice and another questionnaire to assess your own risk.