Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 27th June 2023
A new NHS gambling support service has launched in Derbyshire and across the East Midlands.
The East Midlands Gambling Service, led by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, launched on Tuesday, June 20.
The service will offer specialist treatment and support to those struggling with a gambling problem in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
The team providing the service will be made up of a number of different specialists, including therapists, mental health practitioners and those who have recovered from a gambling addiction themselves.
Paul Sanger, East Midlands Gambling Harms service manager at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The team are pleased to announce the launch, to provide support and treatment to those individuals who are experiencing problems with gambling problems across the East Midlands region.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work as one of a number of gambling services in operation across the country in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.
“Our aim is to equip those in need of help with the tools to overcome the desire to gamble, and to support those close to someone who is experiencing problems with gambling.
“We are confident that this service will provide better access to help in the region.”
The free service is now accepting referrals. Anyone who is struggling with gambling and would like support from the new service can refer themselves by calling 0300 013 2330 or by visiting www.eastmidlandsgambling.nhs.uk.
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