Mental Illness: Gambling

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of problem gambling on mental ill health.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to supporting all those identified as suffering from problems with gambling and specific aims have been laid out in the NHS Long Term Plan to invest in expanding additional specialist clinics. At present, people who experience problems with gambling can access services in primary care and secondary care including specialised mental health and addiction services. There are a range of services available details of which can be found on the NHS website.

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