Interactive webinar series: peer consultation (4 sessions)
The state-wide Alfred Mental Health and Gambling Harm Service is committed to providing a space and opportunity for Gambler’s Help staff to come together and support each other in a four-session video conference peer consultation series.
This series hopes to provide a forum for people to share collective knowledge, reflect on their work, gather ideas and support colleagues across Victoria.
In 2020 these sessions will be conducted monthly in the first Tuesday morning of each month, commencing April 2020. It is beneficial to register for this initial block of four sessions planned for 7 April, 5 May, 2 June and 7 July.
Gambler's Help financial counsellors forum
This session aims to provide financial counsellors working in Gambler’s Help services with an opportunity to broaden the peer to peer sharing beyond your own agency and in a structured manner. By sharing our successes and our struggles with each other and learning from others practices you can advance your own casework.
Gambling & addiction: Criminal activities and fraud webinar
Learn more about providing adequate advice to clients who may have committed fraud or other criminal activities, understand relevant statutory limitation periods and have a clearer understanding on how to support clients by writing letters for court hearings.
A link to access the webinar will be shared following registration.
Gaming products, self-exclusion and venue demonstration - May
This workshop will explore the operation of a number of gambling products, both land-based and online, aimed at allowing those working with those gambling to better understand these products. The session will also cover self-exclusion programs for the various gambling forms and close with a tour/demonstration of gambling products within the gaming venue environment.
This workshop will teach participants the essentials of taking an intersectional approach in service provision, planning and problem solving. Intersectionality 101 will cover the elements of taking an intersectional approach, the history of intersectionality and its impact on feminism, and the ways in which intersectionality informs policy and service delivery.
Tree of life training
Learn the Tree of Life methodology, a narrative therapy approach that enables people to talk about their lives in ways that do not re-traumatise them, but instead, strengthen their connection with their history, culture, and the significant people in their lives. It involves encouraging people to draw their own Tree of Life, where they get to talk about their roots (where they come from), their skills and knowledge, their hopes and dreams, and the special people in their lives. Participants then join their trees into a ‘forest of life’.
The Foundation course - June 2020
This course is open to all Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, CALD Gambler’s Help services and prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it provides a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.