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Gambling Awareness

Signs of Gambling Addiction

 

Is gambling causing problems for you or others around you? The following signs may indicate a problem:

 

Always thinking or talking about gambling.

  • Being preoccupied with gambling, going to the        casino etc

  • Needing to gamble for a longer time

  • Losing interest in usual activities or hobbies

  • Neglecting work or school because of gambling

  • Gambling until all of your money is gone.

 

Borrowing money, selling possessions or not paying bills in order to pay for gambling.

  • Having arguments with family or friends about money and gambling.

  • Neglecting expenses on gambling

  • Feeling anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable

 

The negative effects of problem gambling include:

  • Family and relationship problems

  • Domestic violence or abuse in families

  • Job loss

  • Financial problems including high debt or bankruptcy

  • Engage in illegal acts

  • Self-harm, suicidal thoughts, actions or actually committing suicide

 

 

Get Help  倾谈或求助

 

If you would like to talk about yours or family member’s gambling issues, you can contact the following helpline or organisations:

Chinese Welfare Association

1+1 Project  

The project provides mental health support, signposting and referrals

Address: 1 Stranmillis Embankment Belfast BT7 1GB

Tel: 02890 288277

Email : tin@cwa-ni.info

www.cwa-ni.org

 

GamCare

The main support organisation in UK, which runs a national telephone helpline (Please note that helpline cannot provide interpretation services)

: 0808 8020133

www.gamcare.org.uk/

Gamblers Anonymous

It runs support groups for compulsive gamblers and their families

Address: 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA

Tel: 02890 249185

www.belfastga.co.uk/

Blind cord safety

The Public Health Agency has recently developed and launched a blind cord safety campaign.

To request blind cord safety devices for your home or a free home safety check call us on 028 9027 0428. 

 

Book a family home safety check

The Belfast City Council offer free home safety checks for all residents with young children living within our electoral area.

The checks offer tips on all aspects of home safety, as well as specialist advice on topics like heating and energy saving.

You can apply for a home safety check by completing an application form (download from www.belfastcity.gov.uk/buildingcontrol-environment/housing/homesafetycheck.aspx ) and returning it to envhealth@belfastcity.gov.uk

 

Tel: 028-90288277

 

Email: reception@cwa-ni.info

Address: 1 Stranmillis Embankment

                 Belfast,BT7 1GB

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