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Gambling Harm Awareness Week launch & expert panel discussion: 'I thought it was just me' – fighting stigma with the talking cure

Monday 7 October 2019

The Gambling Harm Awareness Week launch will discuss the challenge of stigma in public health, and how the Foundation continues to raise awareness and correct perceptions on gambling harm.

Setting the scene for the discussion, new member of the Foundation's Lived Experience Advisory Committee Paul Fung will examine the role stigma played in his personal journey of gambling harm and recovery.

Our panel will explore the stigma so often associated with gambling harm and how public perception can be reshaped through greater openness, an awareness and understanding of the issue, and support for those who are affected by it.


  • Chris Raine, founder and CEO, Hello Sunday Morning
  • Dr Michelle Blanchard, deputy CEO, SANE Australia
  • Ina Tan, Gambling Counsellor, EACH
  • Sally Warhaft, broadcaster and anthropologist as moderator

If you are interested in attending this event, please email: with your request.

Shifting the goal posts on sports betting

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Vicsport and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation have convened a panel of sporting pros to consider how betting has changed the game, what this means for our kids and where to from here. This will be a candid conversation about the impact of betting on sport, including the exposure of kids to saturation levels of sports betting advertising.


  • Colin Carter, President, Geelong Football Club
  • Daisy Pearce, AFLW superstar, Melbourne Football Club
  • Ameet Bains, CEO, Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Sharelle McMahon, Australian Netball Legend
  • David Lever, General Manager, BBL & Commercial, Cricket Victoria
  • Jason Bennett, sports commentator

For more information, please visit this page.

Knowledge In Action workshop

Thursday 10 October 2019

Together with our research and community partners, the Foundation is hosting its Knowledge In Action workshop. Taking place during Gambling Harm Awareness Week, the series will focus on sharing research along with local knowledge and experience, and encouraging collaboration in the community.

Our first workshop puts youth at the heart of the discussion. Whether you are a young person or have young people’s interests in mind, the workshop presents a unique opportunity to hear from researchers, community leaders and local professionals who are working to support the health and wellbeing of young people.

Topics include:

  • Presentation of new research about young people’s gambling behaviours, exposures and attitudes (an Australian first).
  • Important and emerging issues like gambling normalisation, sports betting, e-sports and online gambling-like content in games and social media.
  • Relationships between gambling and other issues such as mental health, alcohol, and other drugs.

For more information, please visit this page.

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