Take a break from gambling: 100 ways in 100 days
The Foundation has released a new program for people who want to change their relationship with gambling – the 100 Day Challenge.
Available in app and web-based formats, the 100 Day Challenge offers participants 100 activities over 100 days, allowing them to take a break from, or cut back on, their gambling.
“Building on the spirit and functionality of an earlier program, Fight for You, the 100 Day Challenge encourages participants to get back to their former interests and hobbies, or try something new, by offering a range of activities as alternatives to gambling,” Foundation CEO Louise Glanville said.
“The program is ideal for people who would like support in making a change to their gambling behaviour but who may not want to seek formal assistance or help from friends or family.”
Activities are categorised into six groups – wellness, solitary, practical, physical, creative and social – and designed to appeal to a broad range of participants.
Ms Glanville said the Foundation had created the 100 Day Challenge to offer practical assistance to people at risk of gambling harm in a way that is engaging and positive.
“One of the new features is an online community for participants to share their experiences, feelings, goals, challenges and successes, and to encourage and inspire each other to keep going.
“Being part of a community, knowing that there are other people taking the journey and cheering you on, can be hugely motivating,” she said.
Other features include tips and advice for managing finances and building a support team, a personal diary for individuals to record reflections of their journey, and information about how to access professional support, if needed.
For more information about the program, visit 100dc.com.au.
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