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No dropping the ball on gambling harm – 19 October 2020

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation hosted the launch of Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2020 with Deputy Chair Monique Conheady on a virtual event featuring AFL Victoria’s incoming Head Brad Scott and comedian Daniel Connell.

Brad’s AFL career has spanned the roles of player, coach and administrator. Mindful of the prolific volume and intensity of sports betting promotions, Brad shared his thoughts on the risks to players and how the game he loves has been affected. He offered valuable insights into creating a supportive environment on and off the field, including using data to sustain and grow sport – challenges facing many clubs post-COVID-19.

An acclaimed comedian, Daniel came to his career via a six-year addiction to horse race betting. Initially using his experience of gambling harm as comedic material, Daniel has achieved success on and off stage and now has his own podcast. Daniel wrapped up the event with a comedy set.

This event was held on 10.30 am, 19 October 2020 to mark the start of Gambling Harm Awareness Week.

'Looking out for each other' – 22 October 2020

An online community day featuring pre-recorded videos produced by staff from Aboriginal Communities' Gambling Awareness Program (ACGAP) and the Mungabareena co-op. The event will be hosted on Facebook, with videos progressively uploaded on the day.

The day focuses on the protective factors which reduce the likelihood of individuals, families and communities experiencing harm from gambling. The factors include: strong connection to community and culture, participation in recreational and social activities that don’t involve gambling, and financial awareness.

The day includes screening of the Wathaurong gambling awareness video (a funded prevention project), which talks directly about gambling harm and suggests strategies for prevention and treatment.

This is an exceptional event which brings together several of the major Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria to collaborate in addressing gambling harm.

Join us on Facebook.

Time Activity Agency
10.00 Introduction including:
Welcome to Country
Greetings from Shane Lucas and ACGAP staff
and Foundation
10.30 One Fire Dance Workshop Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
11.00 Personal Training with Coach Greg Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC)
11.30 Fallon’s Curry Snags Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperataive (RAC)
11.45 Origami with Jai and Sam Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS)
12.00 Keeping Place virtual tour – Rob Hudson GEGAC
12.15 Story Telling with Uncle Mic GEGAC
12.30 Wathaurong film Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative
1.00 Johnny Cakes with Darlene and Jai MDAS
1.15 Money tips with Chantelle VAHS
1.30 Weaving Circles with Auntie Margaret Mungabareena Aboriginal Cooperative (MAC)
1.45 Cultural Kits with Uncle Phil MAC
2.00 Miss Soul's dance workshop RAC
2.30 Finish, goodbye and how to stay in touch GEGAC, MDAS, VAHS, MAC & RAC
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