If you or someone you know has been affected by a gambling problem there is support available.
The Beacon Counselling (in partnership with GamCare) delivers a free gambling counselling service in the North West of England, taking a holistic approach to achieve a more positive outcome.
They currently have face-to-face therapists in Wigan and Leigh.
GamCare supports individuals and their families affected by problem gambling by offering free one-to-one counselling, couples counselling and group counselling.
Anyone can find themselves with a problem - even local resident and former professional rugby player, Adam Thomas, 26 who began gambling ten years ago and thanks to GamCare he’s started to rebuild his life.
Find out more about the GamCare service by visiting the Beacon Counselling Trust (external link).
How to get help
If you wish to get help, you can contact:
BeGambleAware (external link) or call the National Problem Gambling Helpline - 0808 8020 133
Beacon Counselling - 07506762949 or 0151 226 0696