About Us




The Primary Care Gambling Service (PCGS) is a free confidential NHS service for adults over 18, who experience harms from gambling. The service also provides support with physical, social and mental health problems.

The Primary Care Gambling Service is a national service working in partnership with 3rd party organisations to provide integrated support services to anyone experiencing gambling harms. All of our services are free and confidential.

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We offer a range of support and therapy, which can be provided face-to-face, online or over the phone. These are provided in forms of short term or longer term therapy. We can support those suffering from gambling harm, as well as those who are affected by the gambling behaviour of a family member or friend.

Understanding the role gambling plays in your life can be the first step in making changes to reduce the harm it causes. It is unlikely that there will be a single answer, and you may need a combination of strategies to make lasting changes. You are more likely to be successful if you have support from others.

If you are affected by someone else’s gambling, there is a range of support available to you. We can help you understand why people gamble despite the negative consequences, as well as helping you work through your thoughts and feelings about your own situation.

We also offer group therapy sessions, which come in the form of men’s group, women’s group and mixed group settings. These sessions are conducted online on a weekly basis.

We also on occasion offer couples therapy. But this would only be offered, once the individual's initial allocation of sessions had been completed.


Partnering Organisations


ARA Recovery4All

Beacon Counselling Trust






Gordon Moody

National Gambling Treatment Service


Royal College of General Practitioners