If you're not sure about your current gambling habits, or worried you might be negatively affected you can begin your journey using the information below.
If you want to continue gambling, but want to ensure you are safe whilst doing so, we recommend you develop a bespoke safety plan.You can use the information on our continue gambling safely page to start.
Using a notebook, or an online application, keep a diary to help you monitor your gambling engagement, and any other activities linked to your gambling.
An important step in exploring your relationship with gambling, is being honest and transparent about the true cost gambling is having on you, and those around you. You can use our specialist tool (RED-E) to start that journey. Find out more on our exploring my relationship with gambling page.
Why not try a new activity, or encourage yourself to do continue other hobbies or activities that aren't related to gambling?
Taking a 'digital detox' is a great way of pausing gambling for a set period of time, and is also good for your general mental health. You could do this by deleting specific apps from your phone or tablet, or staying off your devices for set periods of the day.
What benefits do you get from other activities? For example, creating, or preparing, a new healthy behaviour can be an exciting opportunity to meet new people, as well as finding alternative rewarding activities.
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a problem with gambling there is a lot of help available. Our support services page has useful links and phone numbers to get the support you need.
Our services, an integral part of the National Gambling Support Network (NGSN) are here to help you. No matter your situation harms from gambling can be overcome. We stand by your side.