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Peer Facilitated Course

A new peer facilitated course for people experiencing gambling harm

Banyule Community Health is running a new course for people experiencing gambling harm.

The course will be presented by 2 facilitators who have experienced gambling harm and recovery and aims to help people make positive changes to their gambling behaviour. It will include…

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Many Ways to Have Fun!

As part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, we invite you to come along to a fun-filled afternoon of food and activities including: Pop up stalls Prizes and Giveaways Keynote Singers Sausage Sizzle Details Date: Friday 27 October Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm Venue: Thomas Rossell Room, Banyule Community Health, 21 Alamein Road, Heidelberg West RSVP Wendy…

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Bring Your Bills Day at Craigieburn

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On 14th of September Gambler’s Help North & North Western was invited to participate in the Save energy – Save money “Bring your bills day” in Craigieburn, organised by the “Live Green – Small Changes, Big Difference” Program from Hume City Council. Two Gambler’s Help Financial Counsellors were available to offer information on Gambler’s Help…

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Going to Counselling is Easier than Going to the Dentist

It takes a lot of courage to front up to a counselling session to speak about a very private issue like a gambling problem. The feelings of guilt and shame we might have, coupled with the impression of counselling we have created in our imagination can make beginning the counselling process feel like a bigger…

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Love the Game Themed Round

Gambler’s Help North & North Western took part in the Love the Game themed round at the Preston Bullants vs St Johns VAFA game on Saturday 19 August. The Gambler’s Help team engaged with many of the estimated 150 people who attended the game, promoting the message of “Love the Game, Not the Odds”. A…

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Love the Game Not the Odds

The round 17 match on 19 August between Preston Bullants and St Johns at W.R. Ruthven Reserve will feature the Responsible Gambling “Love the Game” theme. The Love the Game Campaign encourages players, spectators and all participants to focus on the love of the game, without worrying about odds. Gambler’s Help North & North Western…

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Sons of the West

  Gambler’s Help North & North Western recently took part in the Sons of the West Men’s Health Program in Melton and Sunbury. The program was initiated in 2013 by the Western Bulldogs Football Club with the aim of promoting men’s health through “no-nonsense, easy to access activities aimed at improving awareness and general health…

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NAIDOC Week Celebrations

  On Thursday 13 July, Gambler’s Help North and North Western took part in NAIDOC week celebrations at the Barrbunnin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place at Olympic Park in Heidelberg West. NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. This…

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Has gambling gatecrashed our teens?

To mark National Youth Week 2017, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation released a discussion paper on young people and gambling: Gen Bet: Has gambling gatecrashed our teens? Children born in this millennium are digital natives for whom social media is practically lifeblood. Eight in ten adolescents have a smart phone and six in ten use…

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New School Education Program Video

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has recently produced a new video to promoting the School Education Program. Featuring Gambler’s Help North and North Western Community Educator Anna Maio, the video provide an overview of the program and the benefits it can provide for schools. The program draws on the latest research to support your secondary…

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