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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
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
The project provides mental health support, signposting and referrals
Address: 1 Stranmillis Embankment Belfast BT7 1GB
Tel: 02890 288277
The main support organisation in UK, which runs a national telephone helpline (Please note that helpline cannot provide interpretation services)
: 0808 8020133
It runs support groups for compulsive gamblers and their families
Address: 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA
Tel: 02890 249185
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 firstname.lastname@example.org