What is gambling addiction?
Gambling is a popular recreational activity, but for a lot of people, it can spiral into addiction and lead to several forms of related harm.
Gambling addiction is when you experience an impulse to gamble, regardless of the consequences. Gambling doesn’t need to be an addiction to be a problem. Problem gambling is any gambling behaviour that disrupts your life and studies in some way.
One of the most common results of a gambling addiction or gambling problems is loss of money and debt. Often the temptation is to continue gambling to win back the money to pay the debts but, more often than not, this results in a vicious cycle.
Where can I get help for a gambling problem?
If you are experiencing difficulty with gambling, we would recommend that you contact specialist support.
Support at the University
Student Wellbeing Service
The Wellbeing Service is part of the Student Support and Wellbeing Service based within Student Services. We have professionally qualified counsellors, mental health professionals and information specialists that are experienced in helping students to deal with all kinds of practical and emotional issues such as study related matters, trauma, relationships, emotional regulation, mental health disability related issues, accessibility, harassment, inclusion and much more.
For an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Money Support
Student Money Support can offer advice and support information and guidance on all aspects of student funding, including how to apply to the Hardship Fund and Crisis Grant.
Where to find the Money Support Unit
You’ll find us on the 1st Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DF.
Neuadd Rathbone is building number 70 on the online location map.
Are you a Bangor University student based outside of Bangor?
No matter where you study you are of course welcome to access the same support from the Money Support Unit. Just call us on 01248 38 3566 / 3637 or drop us an e-mail to email@example.com in the first instance and we will arrange what’s best for you.
Tel: 01248 38 3566 / 3637
Further advice and support
Gamcare - www.gamecare.org.uk provides support, information, and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem. You can also email YoungPeopleService@gamcare.org.uk (who aim to respond by the next working day) or by calling 020 3902 6964
Gamblers Anonymous - www.gambersanonymous Alternatively, you may prefer to ring Gamblers Anonymous on: 0330 094 0322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS - www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/gambling-addiction help and advice for problem gambling.
CAIS - is a registered charity and leading voluntary sector provider of personal support services in Wales. www.cais.co.uk or alternatively Call today for a confidential chat and professional assessment if you feel you may have a problem with gambling on 029 2049 3895. The service is FREE. CAIS also run Beat the Odds programme - www.cynnal.wales/beattheodds/selfhelp.html
National Gambling Helpline – 24 hours a day on Freephone 0808 80 20 133, or via live chat – or dedicated website for young people, parents and teachers at BigDeal.org.uk