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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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Bet Check

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has released a new campaign Bet Check, which encourages people to consider that “harm from gambling starts earlier than you think. So if you start to justify your behaviour, it’s a sign you should rethink how you bet.” The campaign reaches out to people experiencing gambling harm at a moderate…

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Gambler’s Help Love the Game Presentation at Melton Cricket Club

On 16 February, Gambler’s Help North & North Western Community Educator Anna Maio presented the Love the Game Program to the Melton Cricket Club Men’s team. There was approximately 30 people in attendance at the session which included players, parents and officials. Charter Champions Andrew Gale, Vice President of the Melton Cricket Club and President of…

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Pulling Back the Curtain

If you are thinking about taking the step of attending counselling, you may be hesitant because you are wondering what counselling for gambling problems actually looks like. At its core, counselling is the process of developing some distance between your self, and the issues you are dealing with. The counselling process can often introduce space…

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Venue Support Program Update December 2016

The end of the year provides us with an opportunity to review the achievments of the Gambler’s Help North & North Western Venue Support Program over the past year. 2016 saw us farewell Hannah George and welcome Gareth Hanlon, our new Venue Support Worker in the North West region. Gareth has hit the ground running…

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RGAW and Your Play Day Events

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Thank-you to all our venues for your commitment to putting up the collateral for RGAW and therefore helping us to promote the importance of responsible gambling during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. The theme for RGAW in 2016 ‘keep it in check, keep it well played’ has resonated strongly and is backed up…

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RSG Training from January 1st 2017

From January 1st 2017, the delivery of Responsible Service of Gambling training will change. A new standardized course of two modules will need to be completed by relevant staff. Module 1 will be an online course provided by the State Government. Module 2 will be delivered face-to-face to staff in gaming venues by Venue Support Workers….

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Victorian Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held annually to raise awareness about the importance of gambling responsibly. The week is a partnership between the foundation and key contributors and local councils, the gaming industry and community groups. This year, Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is held from 17-23 October. Responsible gambling happens on three levels, the individual…

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