Dealing with Gambling Issues
If you are becoming reliant on gambling as a source of making money, or if you are betting more than you can afford to lose, you may have a gambling problem.
While some people are able to gamble as a one-off occurrence for fun, this is not true for everyone and gambling can quickly become addictive and unmanageable.
If you believe that gambling is having a negative impact on your life, it’s important to seek support as soon as you recognise the issue.
|What is a gambling addiction?||
A gambling addiction is where you are struggling to control the urge to gamble, even when it’s having a negative and disruptive impact on your life.
|How can gambling affect my life?||
Frequent gambling can lead to:
|What support is available?||
If you believe there is an underlying problem to your gambling, there is a variety of support teams at the University who can help with this:
The following external agencies can offer confidential advice and support to help manage gambling addictions:
|I’m in financial hardship and I’m struggling to pay my bills - what should I do?||
If you are worried about your current financial situation, you should speak with a Money Adviser at the Students’ Union Advice Centre.
You can book an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0114 222 8660.