Gambling Support Network (aka Take 5; Formerly Problem Gambling Help Line of Nova Scotia)

Provided by: Government of Nova Scotia - Department of Health and Wellness (aka DHW)

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Contact Details

TTY: 7-1-1
Access through 7-1-1

Toll-Free: 1-888-347-8888
24-Hour Support Line * Within Nova Scotia

Service Website: https://gamblingsupportnetwork.ca

Service Description

A province-wide, free, distance-counselling service that offers both long-term support and short-term or crisis counselling. When you contact the Gambling Support Network, you’ll talk with a counsellor who provides the same services as a face-to-face counsellor would, the only difference is that you talk to the person by phone.

Individuals may remain anonymous when they call.

Eligibility

Open to anyone affected by gambling * Includes the person who is gambling and anyone affected by the gambling, including partners, family, and friends

Service Info

TTY:
7-1-1
Access through 7-1-1

Toll-Free:
1-888-347-8888
24-Hour Support Line * Within Nova Scotia

Hours of Operation:
24-hour service * If you can not immediately get through, please leave a message, a clinical counsellor will contact you back

Service Website:
https://gamblingsupportnetwork.ca

Application Process:
Call the toll free number or access the website for more information

Documents Required:
No documents required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * Interpretation in other languages available through a 3rd-party service

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Locations

Department of Health and Wellness

Barrington Tower
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

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Department of Health and Wellness

Address:
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 488
Halifax, NS B3J 2R8

Site Info

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

Service Info

TTY:
7-1-1
Access through 7-1-1

Toll-Free:
1-888-347-8888
24-Hour Support Line * Within Nova Scotia

Hours of Operation:
24-hour service * If you can not immediately get through, please leave a message, a clinical counsellor will contact you back

Service Website:
https://gamblingsupportnetwork.ca

Application Process:
Call the toll free number or access the website for more information

Documents Required:
No documents required

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * Interpretation in other languages available through a 3rd-party service

Coverage Area:
Nova Scotia

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