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Gambling Harm Awareness Week

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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

Gambling Harm Awareness Week will be held from 17 to 23 October 2022.

More details about the week, including the focus for the year will be shared soon.

Community event funding

Foundation partners are encouraged to host a community event during Gambling Harm Awareness Week to help their community understand more about gambling harm, and help reduce stigma in help seeking. Partners who require additional funding to host their activities are welcome to apply for one-off funding. Please refer to Community event funding application to download the application form.

Contact

Gambling Harm Awareness Week Project Manager
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Phone: (03) 9452 2619
Email: harmweek@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au

Find out more on the Gambler's Help website

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