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BigDeal is a place for young people to get information, advice and guidance about gambling. We also help parents and professionals such as teachers, social workers and youth workers. We know all about gambling, how someone else’s gambling can affect you, and about the difficulties young people can get into if their gambling gets out of hand. That’s why you can share your worries via our live chat or helpline, without fear of judgement.
Our Young People Service (age 11 years and up) offers support to young people who are struggling with their own gambling or the gambling of someone close to them, such as a parent. We are a team of friendly practitioners who are trained to help. We will never judge you if you are gambling, but we do know how tough it can be when things seem out of control. You can contact us directly via our website or someone can get in touch for you.
If you decide this is the help you need, we will create a support plan together with you, and agree on some goals to work towards. We won’t tell your parents unless you agree. We will be there throughout to help you and review your progress, and we will celebrate your achievements and success.