Announcements & Information
Due to Government measures enforcing a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19, there are concerns that there could be an increase in online gambling activitity. In these unprecedented times you may be experiencing isolation, boredom or financial distress as your income may be affected due to lock down. These are all contirbuting factors that could lead to gambling online. It has also been noted that there's been an increase in people ending their self-exclution schemes that prevent them from accessing online betting.
GamCare offer support to those who struggle with gambling addiction as well as the family members or partners who are impacted by it. In addition to the concern of a rise in online gambling, there are concerns that some may find it difficult to find the privacy in seeking help or having confidential conversations while confined in their own home. However GamCare do offer an online chat facility and online treatment on their website; https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
ARA Gambling service is also still available to contact. Please click on the following link for more information on how they can support and their contact details; https://recovery4all.co.uk/services/gambling-treatment/
If you are facing financial difficulty please contact Money.CampusLife@Swansea.ac.uk for further guidance and for some information regarding financial support. We handle all communications in the strictest confidence.