John Robins on problem gambling
As new data shows gambling participation is back to pre-pandemic levels, John Robins is helping to front a campaign to awareness of treatment and support available through the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS).
As new data shows gambling participation is back to pre-pandemic levels, the charity GambleAware has warned that an estimated 1.4 million people are experiencing harms from their gambling. The figures come as GambleAware launches a campaign to raise awareness of treatment and support available through the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS).
Comedian John Robins is helping to front the awareness campaign. He says: "Gambling didn't just cost me money, it also cost me friendships and my self-esteem. It left me isolated and in total despair. And it almost cost me my life. There are many people too afraid to seek help for gambling harms, but let me reassure you, it was the best thing I did. Everything I've done with my life has only been possible because of the help I received to stop gambling. You are not alone, and please don't sit there in silence. There are people out there wanting to help you, and the National Gambling Treatment Service has a range of support available that can get you on the right path."
Is gambling always on your mind? For free confidential advice call 0808 8020 133 or visit begambleaware.org/ngts