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Gambling Harm Awareness Week launch event: Innovative approaches to tackling gambling harm

Monday, 8 October 2018

Let's TALK. SHARE. SUPPORT.

The Gambling Harm Awareness Week launch will showcase the challenges and success stories of a selection of our gambling harm prevention partners in different communities across Victoria.

We invite you to join us for the Gambling Harm Awareness Week launch and to learn more about the initiatives from the following organisations:

  • Cathy Fyffe, Project Worker, Community Houses Assoc of the Outer Eastern Suburbs (CHAOS)
  • Lara Jackson, General Manager, Wellbeing and Support, Banyule Community Health
  • Darlene Thomas, Team Leader KWDP & BTH, Family Services, Mallee District Aboriginal Services

Date and time

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10.30 am–12 noon

Venue

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Victoria Room, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Your health and wellbeing – talking, sharing and supporting one another

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Arabic Welfare and Meadow Heights Education Centre, with the support of the Foundation, will hold a health and wellbeing event with participants from local community organisations and students from the Adult Migrant English Program. The event is being held as part of Gambling Harm Awareness Week and will focus on what it means to look after yourself and your community, and where to go if you need help.

Designed as both a learning experience, and also a way to come together and have fun – the event will have activities, food, music and dance. Come along and connect with local agencies that work toward health promotion.

Date and time

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 10.30 am–2.30 pm

Venue

Meadow Heights Education Centre, 3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights
(Visy Cares Learning Centre building)

Where’s the harm in gambling? Exploring gambling comorbidities

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Join us for a panel discussion that will bring together experts to discuss gambling harm and the intersection with other health issues. The discussion will explore ways that different services could support people to access help, and to work better together.

Panel members

  • Victoria Manning, Associate Professor of Addiction Studies, Monash and Head of Research & Workforce Development, Turning Point
  • Anna Murru, Executive Manager Clinical Services, Taskforce
  • Anastasia Sagris-Desmond, Clinical Team Leader, Gambler’s Help Southern

Date and time

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10.30 am–12 noon

Venue

The Wheeler Centre (Performance Space) – 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Community events

More that 50 events will take place across the state during Gambling Harm Awareness Week. See the list of community events and find out how you can help share what's important about the week.

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