#3578
Soph2504
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Thank you for getting back to me and I will def take on your feedback of making sure I look after myself.

I think we may have turned a corner on Sunday he sent a text to his mam and myself and asked for her to come to our house as he needed her help and mine. After talking to him we think he may have a bit of depression and he thinks the gambling is his way of self harming. Since talking to us he has contacted a gambling help site and they are arranging for him to see a counsiller to see how bad his problem is he is also in the process of self excluding himself from the casinos he visits but I don’t know how strict they are on this. I am keeping my fingers crossed but I know this is just a step in the right direction with a long road ahead. If you have any advice on how I can support him it would be much appreciated as I know how easy it can be to fall off. I suggested telling all of his friends about his problem so when they are out they will make sure to keep away from casinos and support him but I think he may be a bit embarrassed to do this.

Thanks for you help