If you're worried about someone, it's important to learn about gambling, how gambling products can cause addiction, and how the gambling industry targets people already harmed. This will help you let the person gambling know that you're there for them.
Looking after yourself
If you're feeling overwhelmed or don't know how to help, remember you are not alone. There are professional services available for people dealing with gambling, and there’s also support for those close to them.
GamFam is a charity empowering individuals and families to reduce the impact of gambling harms and move towards a more positive future. GamFam offers free online peer support, including structured peer support groups for affected others and separate groups for those directly in recovery.
Finding support for someone you care about
The best place to support people experiencing gambling harms is the NHS, and there are others.