It’s not just bookies and men and dogs and horses!
Kelly Field from Merseyside began to gamble online when she was off work for an extended period. Within six months she got £10,000 in debt and was borrowing more and more.
Kelly continued to gamble and got so desperate she was close to suicide, until she got help from the Liverpool-based Beacon Counselling Trust.
She said: “It was a real struggle for me to find the courage to speak to my GP about my gambling. Increasing specialist support is brilliant. We need to raise awareness about the ways gambling can have a negative impact on women as well as men so we can stop others going through what I have.”
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