Gambling Harm Awareness Week
About the week
During Gambling Harm Awareness Week, we encourage people to talk about the harms associated with gambling and the effects they can have on communities, families, friends, workplaces and individuals. Gambling harm can affect self-esteem, relationships, physical and mental health, work performance and social life.
The week focuses on personal stories of recovery, which are powerful because they offer a sense of hope and optimism. They also encourage open community discussions that help to reduce stigma, which can be a barrier to help seeking.
2022 dates & theme
Gambling Harm Awareness Week was held from 17 to 23 October 2022.
This year’s theme was Could gambling be affecting your wellbeing?
The question was posed to encourage people to reflect on the negative effects of gambling, such as feelings of stress or guilt, lack of concentration, or difficulty sleeping. While people may recognise these harms, they don’t always associate them with their own gambling.
To learn more about how gambling can affect a person's wellbeing, the signs of harm and where to get help, visit effects of gambling.
Gambling Harm Awareness Week Project Manager
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Phone: (03) 9452 2619