Victorian population gambling and health study 2018–2019
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — May 2020
This report details results from a large general population survey on gambling participation, gambling problems and gambling-related harm in the state of Victoria, Australia conducted between September 2018 and January 2019.
The study is the third of its kind in Victoria. Previous studies were conducted in 2014 and 2008. The latest study differs from earlier surveys in that it includes new elements that better align the investigation with a public health approach through the consideration of gambling harm in the broader community.
The study involved a mobile phone and landline survey of 10,638 randomly selected Victorians adults.
Development and evaluation of an online gambling self-directed program: effective integration into existing services
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — March 2018
This research aimed to develop and evaluate a high quality online, self-directed program for gambling. The goal was to produce an online cognitive-behavioural program emulating the intensity and depth of a face-to-face cognitive-behavioural intervention from which more brief and targeted interventions could be developed.
Psychological treatments for problem gambling (PROGRESS) study final report
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — December 2017
The study, one of the largest ever conducted examining treatments for problem gambling, also included a qualitative component examining the experiences of gamblers taking part in the study. The results in the report are based on 12 month follow up data.
Problem gambling in people seeking treatment for mental illness
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — July 2017
Gambling problems and mental illness frequently occur together. Approximately three-quarters of people seeking treatment for a gambling problem also have a mental illness, most commonly a mood disorder such as depression.
Examining the impact of e-mental health in problem gambling
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — January 2017
This study aimed to describe the experiences of gamblers accessing e-mental health services provided by Gambling Help Online to determine their therapeutic outcomes.
Journeys through gambling: pathways to informal recovery
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — January 2016
This study examines temporal benchmarks in informal gambling recovery pathways, looking at the broader context of the experience for individuals, and at the experiences of young adults.
Study of gambling and health in Victoria: findings from the Victorian Prevalence Study 2014
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation — November 2015
Findings from the first prevalence study in Victoria since 2008. The Victorian prevalence study examines participation in gambling by product, frequency and risk groups. It provides demographic and risk group profiles crossed with product use and frequency.
Supporting people with gambling problems to seek help and recover: guidelines for the public
Mental Health First Aid Australia — October 2015
This report describes first aid guidelines developed for the public to use in supporting members of the public who are experiencing gambling related harm. These guidelines will be a valuable resource for gambling service providers, community educators and the public.
Psychological treatments for problem gambling (PROGRESS) study
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — September 2015
A randomised controlled trial was conducted to examine the effectiveness of four psychological treatments for problem gambling:
- cognitive behaviour therapy
- motivational interviewing
- behaviour therapy
- client-centred therapy
Comorbid problem gambling in substance users seeking treatment
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — February 2014
This research provided an estimate of the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling among people in treatment for substance use problems and explored gambling problems among those seeking treatment for substance use.
Cognitive versus exposure therapy for problem gambling: A pilot randomised controlled trial
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — July 2013
This report documents the findings of a pilot randomised control trial of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy for the treatment of problem gambling.
Gamblers tell their stories: an in-depth exploration of lifetime patterns of gambling
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation — October 2012
This qualitative study supports existing research on problem gambling, and examines how early life experiences and life events influence gambling patterns and motivations over time.
Problem gambling in people presenting to a public mental health service
Office of Gaming and Racing, Department of Justice — October 2011
The study sought to identify the prevalence of problem gambling among people presenting to a public mental health service, and understand emotional, mental and physical health problems of this client group.