Gambling is an issue which can have a significant impact on your studies and general student life. It is important to seek help if you are aware that gambling, or any other activity, is becoming problematic for you or if you feel you may be addicted to this or any other behaviour.

It is always advisable to let your personal tutor or course leader know if you are having difficulties affecting your studies - they are there to help, and can offer useful advice and support. Consult your GP if you are feeling persistently low, or if your difficulties are significantly affecting your daily functioning.

Library books

The University library has copies of the following book which may be useful:

  • Blaszczynski, A - Overcoming Compulsive Gambling - 157.6/BLA

Other resources

If you would like to research more around the topic of gambling, the Student Wellbeing Service can recommend the following self help resources:


National Helpline with an online equivalent (NetLine), to offer help and support for people with a gambling problem, their family and friends. GamCare also provides free, confidential face-to-face or online counselling – office at Options in Southsea.

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Gamblers Anonymous

Support groups to change problem gambling involving weekly meetings – local Portsmouth branch available; website also includes a forum and live chat resources.

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Support for anyone affected by someone else's gambling. Includes support meetings – nearest location Southampton.

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Other self-help resources

Take a look at our other self-help resources.

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