The West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic provides specialist addiction therapy, treatment and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems across Stoke, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin.
Building on our extensive experience delivering both psychological and addiction services, Inclusion, as part of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, now offer support and treatment for those experiencing harm from gambling.
This is the first clinic of its kind in the West Midlands and joins the already established clinics in the North and in London, as part of NHS England’s plans to expand services across the country.
It will be a real pleasure to add your clinic to our network and to work together on the next phase in order to refine the pathways and ensure we deliver the best evidence based treatment.
- Prof. Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE
Many people take part in some form of gambling in the UK.
For some people, this can be an enjoyable activity. For others, gambling can harm their physical and mental health, relationships, and performance at work or study, lead them into criminal activity and leave them in serious debt and possible homelessness. Public Health England estimates that more than 400 suicides per year may be associated with problem gambling. Family, friends and work colleagues can all be affected by problem gambling too.
The good news is that with help and support, people can recover and reclaim their lives.
As one of the earlier NHS Gambling Clinics it is exciting to welcome new NHS services in this area. There is a great opportunity to collaborate, increase access and improve treatment for those affected by gambling harm
- Matt Gaskell, Consultant Psychologist & Clinical Lead NHS Northern Gambling Service