Frequently Asked Questions

About Gambling Self-help

Gambling Self-help provides interactive, self-directed help for problem gambling. The program is divided into four modules:

  • Module 1. Self-Assessment.This module is about understanding why you gamble and how gambling is affecting your life.
  • Module 2. Making Your Decisions. This module helps you to decide how and why you want to change your gambling behaviour.
  • Module 3. Reaching Your Goal. This module goes through a variety of coping strategies that can help you to reach your goal.
  • Module 4. Maintaining Your Goal. This module helps you to prepare against slip-ups and develop a plan for the future.

The exercises from each of the modules are also available in a Workbook.

You can log in and out of the program at any time, from anywhere.

If you or someone else is feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate help. There are people and services who can help. See Emergency help for more information.

Note that the Gambling Self-help program is not appropriate for crisis help.

Gambling Self-help is freely available for use by anyone who is concerned about their gambling, or who would like to better understand how their gambling is affecting their life.

Note that if you or someone else is feeling suicidal, you should seek immediate help. There are people and services who can help. See Emergency help for more information.

Note that the Gambling Self-help program is not appropriate for crisis help.

The evaluation of this online intervention is in its early stages. However, initial findings indicate that those people who use these tools have experienced improvements in their gambling problems.

The Gambling Self-help program was developed by eHub Health in collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (Toronto, Canada). It is based on self-change tools developed by Dr. David Hodgins.

The program was developed for use in research studies funded by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation (Canada), and the ongoing public delivery of the program is funded by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation.

Yes. All information that you enter into the Gambling Self-help program (answers to quizzes, exercises, workbooks and diaries) is kept confidential and eHub Health is under a legal obligation to protect the integrity of your personal information.

Please see our privacy policy for detailed information.

eHub Health understands the importance of keeping your personal information secure, and is under a legal obligation to protect the integrity of your personal information.

Please see our privacy policy for detailed information.

User data is stored on systems located in Montreal, Canada.

User accounts

To access the Gambling Self-help program you will need to register an account.

If you have already registered an account you can log into the program with your email address and password.

To register a user account you will need to agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and enter your email address and a password.

Your password needs to be at least 8 characters long, and meet any 3 of the following:

  • Contain a letter
  • Contain both uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Contain a number
  • Contain a special character
  • 13 characters or longer

If you continue to have issues registering a user account, please contact the Gambling Self-help support team for assistance.

If your details aren't working and you have set secret questions, you can reset your password using your email address.

Please note that as per our Privacy Policy, accounts which have not been accessed for more than 2 years will be deleted.

To delete your account, log into Gambling Self-help and go to 'My account' on the top right of your screen. Here you will see an option to delete your account.

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