NHS gambling addiction service for children launched - AOL.
The North East clinic is part of commitments made in the NHS Long Term Plan. In June 2019, NHS England announced it would be commissioning a network of new gambling addiction services for adults and children across the country as part of these commitments, although the NHS Northern Gambling Service will only be treating adults initially.
Provisionally called the Leeds Gambling Support Hub, it will include an NHS clinic for people who have complex and severe issues with gambling. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut.
What is problem gambling? There is no agreed definition of problem gambling, but a problem gambler might display some of the following characteristics: Uncontrolled spending e.g. a person spending more money than they want to or can afford. Significant amounts of time spent gambling. Concealing or lying about gambling behaviour.
Leeds residents who are affected by problem gambling are being encouraged to speak openly about the issue in a bid to reduce the stigma associated with gambling addiction.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same. This site offers various aids for the compulsive gambler including a forum, a chat room, literature and most importantly a meeting finder.
The Gambling Treatment Clinic at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre is a free and confidential service for gamblers and their family members. Call us on 1800 482 482 to book in. Our clinics are in discreet and easily accessible locations, and we now offer online and phone sessions for those who require it.
NHS gambling addiction service expands as new clinic opens in Sunderland. Date:09 Jan 2020 Category: News The NHS Northern Gambling Service has opened a new clinic in the North East which will see and treat more of the thousands of people across the north of England suffering with gambling addiction. The service’s new base at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland is now home to a Consultant.