News and media releases: support options
Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz launched a library of videos, forming part of suite of new resources aimed at reducing gambling-related harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities at a Refugee Week event in Hoppers Crossing today. Developed by the Horn of Africa Communities Network (HACN), the videos form part of their 'Emerging Communities Responsible Gambling Program' designed to help new migrant communities understand the risks associated with gambling, overcome the stigma related to gambling harm and encourage people to seek advice and support.
Victorians who think they may benefit from changing the role gambling plays in their life are encouraged to take up the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s 100 Day Challenge, released today. Ideal for anyone who wants to take a break from, or cut down on the amount of time and money they spend on gambling, the 100 Day Challenge offers participants 100 alternative activities over 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.
The Foundation has released new videos in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic to explain the signs of gambling harm and describe what to expect during a consultation with a Gambler’s Help or other professional counsellor.
Christmas can be a stressful time of year. It's a time when routines are disrupted and financial demands increase, which can put pressure on your personal relationships and affect your mental health.
Former gamblers are celebrating 10 years of helping others overcome their gambling issues at an event in Heidelberg today where the state's Gambler's Help peer program started in 2005.
The impact of problem gambling on the families and friends of gamblers is the focus of a new push from the body responsible for providing the state's gambling help services.
With fewer than one in 10 people with gambling problems seeking formal counselling the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is working with doctors to promote early diagnosis and treatment.
Gambling help services for Aboriginal communities in regional Victoria have been boosted with new services being launched today in the Loddon Mallee, Goulburn Valley and Gippsland regions.
Collaboration between health and welfare services and gambling support services to help Victorians affected by gambling is the focus of a conference with over 300 health professionals in Melbourne today.
New services for culturally diverse communities and a better service system for all Victorians are the key features of a brand new model for gambling help services unveiled by the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O'Donohue today.
Projects targeting young people, seniors, Vietnamese families, apprentices, at-risk gamblers and Chinese restaurant workers are being funded under a new program to prevent problem gambling.
Language and culture can affect the way Tamil and Chinese speaking people in Victoria perceive gambling and can prevent those with gambling problems from getting help according to a study by Monash university.
With only one in 10 people with gambling problems reaching out for help, a new advertising campaign and website - gamblershelp.com.au - have been launched to promote help services.
Investigators from Flinders University have completed the first randomised control trial to compare the effectiveness of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy in treating people with gambling problems.
Counsellors tackling problem gambling have welcomed plans to establish a new clinical training and research program ultimately leading to better treatment for people with gambling problems.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation will enhance its clinical training and research activities over the next year to support the delivery of high quality services for people affected by gambling.
Our research shows that partners, family members and friends are often the first to notice signs of a gambling problem in a loved one, and can play a significant role in supporting problem gamblers to seek help.