Gambling harms

Worried about gambling? Help and support is available in Leeds.

Understanding the role gambling plays in your life or the life of a loved one can be the first step in making changes to reduce the harm it causes. It is unlikely that there will be a single answer, and a combination of strategies is needed to make lasting changes.

In Leeds there are services available to offer advice, guidance and support to anyone impacted by gambling harms as well as national charities offering self-help tools.

Local services

GamCare Yorkshire and Humber

GamCare Yorkshire and Humber offer a range of free and confidential support options to individuals across Leeds and York. Support is available in person at our hubs across Leeds, including the city centre, Armley and Middleton. Face to face support is also available in York. They can also offer support over the phone or via Zoom. They can support you if you are a gambler, or if you are affected by the gambling behaviour of a family member or friend.   

Support is available to anyone no matter the extent of their gambling and all services are free of charge and confidential. They take referrals from professionals in Leeds and York and can provide tailored gambling training. The service can also look at drop-in opportunities and link in with local awareness and engagement events.


0113 388 6466
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

NHS Northern Gambling Service

The NHS Northern Gambling Service provides specialist addiction therapy and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction, as well as those with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal feelings. The service also provides support to people close to those with gambling addiction, such as family, partners, and carers.   


0300 300 1490

Self-help tools


GAMSTOP is a free, online self-exclusion tool that helps you control your online gambling. Once registered you will be prevented from using gambling websites and apps run by companies licensed in Great Britain, for a period of your choosing.   

GamCare - Recovery toolkit

The GamCare recovery toolkit offers a range of practical tools and resources to help people experiencing gambling-related harms.   

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous is a peer-support network for people with lived experience of gambling that come together to support one another.   


Know the facts. Take action.

Find out about the Gambling Understood campaign.