Gambling Service

Adult Gambling Service

We support people 16 years and over affected by gambling, either their own or the gambling of a loved one, through 1:1 or group support sessions.

As GamCare partner in the Midlands, we provide support, information and advice to anyone suffering with a gambling problem, as well as to family members and friends affected by someone else’s gambling.

Problem gambling is gambling that ‘disrupts or damages personal, family or recreational pursuits.’ Approximately 9 people in every 1000 currently have a problem with gambling; however, a further 70 people per 1000 gamble at risky levels that could become a problem in the future (Royal College of Psychiatrists).

All the support we provide is tailored to your needs, interests, and personal goals. The kinds of things we work on with you include:

  • The psychology of gambling
  • Tips and strategies to control, reduce, and stop your gambling
  • Information on how to block gambling software
  • How to engage the support of family and friends as you stop gambling
  • Alternatives to gambling
  • Coping with cravings and urges to gamble
  • Signposting to debt management
  • Coping skills to help deal with a loved one’s gambling

We can support people over the age of 16 who have experienced gambling related harms through either their own gambling or the gambling of a loved one.

Our gambling service is currently available in:

  • Birmingham
  • Derby
  • Leicester
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Solihull
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Warwickshire
  • Wolverhampton

We also provide education sessions and training in Birmingham to young people and professionals who work with young people.

You can self-refer or be referred by a professional. Call 0300 456 4293 or email gambling@aquarius.org.uk to refer or get more information.