NHS Northern Gambling Service

The new NHS Northern Gambling Service has launched – offering treatment and support to the thousands of adults struggling with gambling addiction across the North of England.

In Great Britain around 340,000 people are estimated to have a gambling problem with another two million at risk of developing one. However, fewer than three per cent of those affected currently receive treatment or support.

The NHS Northern Gambling Service will provide care for those with severe addictions, and provide treatment and support for people with:

  • additional and complex mental health conditions,
  • impaired social functioning, and
  • those who may present with more risk - such as a risk of suicide.