How to support someone experiencing gambling harm

When you think that someone you are supporting may be experiencing gambling harm these are the steps you can take to support them:

Start the conversation

Ask the question

Establish the motivations for gambling and determine the level of harm

Signpost to support services

Discuss an approach to gambling harm reduction

Create a support plan

It is easier to speak to someone about their experience of gambling harm if you have a trusting relationship with them.