We are the NHS East Midlands Gambling Harms Service. We offer specialist treatment and support to people struggling with problem gambling across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
We are a clinical team made up of psychologists, therapists, mental health practitioners and psychiatrists. Within our team we also have ‘experts by experience’ – people who have recovered from a gambling addiction themselves.
We are based in Derby but offer support to people across the East Midlands. Most of our support is provided through virtual treatment programmes but face-to-face support may be an option where it is considered more appropriate.
We offer additional help with specific problems experienced by individuals, and support and advice to family members and carers. We work alongside many other agencies and services that can help with problems such as mental health, debt management and housing.
We are managed by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and receive support from some of the Trust’s partner organisations. We work with other healthcare providers in the region through the East Midlands Alliance for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism. We are one of a number of NHS gambling services now in operation across the country, funded by NHS England as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.