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Lunar New Year Festival

Each year, Abbotsford’s Victoria Street is closed for traffic as the local community celebrates the Lunar New Year. Close to a hundred thousand people attend a great weekend full of activities including carnival rides, firecrackers and plenty of stalls serving delicious Chinese and Vietnamese food.

Gambler’s Help Financial Counsellor, Minh Tran supported the event led by, Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association…

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Christmas 2017 Venue Support Newsletter

Our Venue support team at Gambler’s Help North & North Western have had a busy 2017.  Why not catch up on some of the detail in their latest newsletter. Christmas 2017 Venue Support Newsletter

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Many Ways to Have Fun 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week focuses on engagement with the community. One of our popular events to support the week at Banyule Community Health was a community event promoting and highlighting alternative recreational options to gambling. In partnership with the Women of West Heidelberg we talked to over 100 local community members at our event, “Many…

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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 education about…

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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

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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