18 September 2019 – NHE
National charity GambleAware have now opened The NHS Northern Gambling Clinic in Leeds, the first in the country outside of London.
There are an estimated 430,000 people struggling with a gambling problem and another two million at risk of developing a problem in the future. These figures are not reflected in the number of people who are currently receiving help – less than 2%.
A study conducted by Leeds Beckett University found that Leeds has double the rate of the national average when it comes to gambling issues.