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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2017

23 May 2017

IMPACT ON LOVED-ONES THE FOCUS OF THIS YEAR'S RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING AWARENESS WEEK

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (22 – 28 May) kicks off Monday 22 May with this year's theme 'family and friends of people impacted by gambling'.

Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Zoe Bettison said people with a gambling problem are not the only ones who suffer with families and friends also affected.

It is estimated between five and 10 people are impacted by the problem gambling of one individual. Almost one in five people accessing gambling support services are family members of people with a gambling problem.

To raise awareness of services to help people affected by problem gambling, and their friends and families, the State Government has funded a number of community events during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Events range from sporting activities, information days, seminars and events for multicultural and refugee communities.

If you or someone you know needs help with problem gambling, call the Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858 for a free, confidential chat, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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See below for a full list of community events.

Monday 22 May

Information stall

Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know?

When: 11am – 1pm

Where: Balhannah Shopping Centre

Who: General Public

Hosted by Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Inside Pokies Film Night

Understand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem.

When: 2pm

Where: Kangaroo Island Community Services Centre, 16 Telegraph Rd, Kingscote

Who: General Public, Gambling Help Services, Venue Staff

Hosted by Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA. Phone: 8377 5400

Tuesday 23 May

Information stall

Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue?  How would you know?

When: 12pm – 2pm

Where: Mt Barker Shopping Centre, outside Coles

Who: General Public

Hosted by Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Conversation Café: Problem gambling and the Ripple Effect: How can we support family and friends?

Conversations with venue staff and service providers about issues for family and friends of people impacted by gambling.

When: 9:30am – 11.30am

Where: Barmera Monash Football Club, Dean Drive, Barmera

Who: Gambling Help Services, Venue Staff

Morning tea provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships SA by 18 May on 8582 4122.

Hosted by Murray Mallee Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Supported by the Lived Experience Peer Support and Consumer Voice Program

Inside Pokies Film Night

Understand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem.

When: 2pm

Where: Kangaroo Island Community Services Centre, 16 Telegraph Rd, Kingscote

Who: General Public, Gambling Help Services, Venue Staff

Hosted by Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8377 5400

Wednesday 24 May

Sausage Sizzle

When: 10:30am – 2pm

Where: Salisbury mall, Salisbury

Who: General Public

Hosted by PsychMed Intensive Gambling Therapy Service, OARS and Northern Metro Gambling Help Service

Community Event

Free BBQ, activities for all ages, jumping castles, free health checks, gambling help information and resources

When: 11am – 2pm

Where: Ceduna Foreshore

Who: General Public

Hosted by Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Gambling Help Service

Phone: 8262 2500

Information stall

Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know?

When: 12pm – 2pm

Where: Stirling, Main Road

Who: General Public

Hosted by Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Conversation Café: Problem gambling and the Ripple Effect: How can we support family and friends?”

Conversations about the issues for family and friends of people impacted by gambling.

When: 10:30am – 12.30pm

Where: Berri Hotel, Riverview Drive, Berri

Who: Community and consumer groups, schools, councils

Morning tea provided.  RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships Australia SA by 18 May on 8582 4122.

Hosted by Murray Mallee Gambling Help Service and Lived Experience Peer Support Program through Relationships Australia SA and Flinders University

Walks Like a Duck, Talks Like a Duck - Information Session

Flinders University researcher, Ben Riley, will discuss the issues of kids and gambling and the concerning trend of gambling features in downloadable mobile games/apps.

When: 6pm -7pm

Where: The Cocos Room, Berri Hotel, Riverview Drive, Berri

Supper provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships SA by 18 May, via 8582 4122.

Hosted by Murray Mallee Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Inside Pokies Film Night

Understand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem.

When: 1pm

Where: Event Cinema Marion, Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park

Who: General Public, Gambling Help Services, Venue Staff

Hosted by Southern Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8377 5400

Thursday 25 May

Vietnamese Family Forum

Guest speakers, group discussions and information give-aways

When: 10am – 1pm

Where: Vietnamese Community Centre, 62 Athol Street, Athol Park

Who: Vietnamese Community

Hosted by Vietnamese Gambling Help Service

Phone: 8447 8821

Information stall

Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know?

When: 11am – 1pm

Where: Community Health Centre,
Mt Barker

Who: General Public

Hosted by Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Chinese Community Information Day

Guest speakers talking about a range of issues associated with problem gambling and its impact on family and friends.  

When: 11am – 2pm

Where: Park Lok Restaurant, 130 Grote Street, Adelaide

Who: Chinese Community

Hosted by Chinese Gambling Help Service

Phone: 8445 1677

Webinar  Panel Discussion

Addressing problem gambling harm through working with family and friends and launch of Lived Experience short films

When: 12:30pm – 1pm

Where: 161 Flinders Street, Adelaide, then online

Who: Gambling Help Services and Venue Staff

To register or to obtain the webinar link please phone 8223 4566.

Hosted by Eastern Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Inside Pokies Film Night

Understand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem!

When: 6:30pm

Where: Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre

Who: General Public, Gambling Help Services, Venue Staff

Hosted by Southern Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8377 5400

OASIS Multifaith Gathering

When: 1pm – 3pm

Where: Flinders University, Sturt Rd, Bedford Park

Who: International Students attending Flinders University

Hosted by PEACE Multicultural Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8245 8100

Friday 26 May

Information stall

Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue?  How would you know?

When: 10am – 12pm

Where: Littlehampton Shopping Centre, Littlehampton

Who: General Public

Hosted by Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Saturday 27 May

Family and Friends Community Event

When: 8:30am – 2pm

Where: OARS Family Centre “Boomgate” at the Yatala Labour Prison,
1 Peter-Brown Drive, Northfield

Who: Family and friends of people interacting with the criminal justice system impacted by problem gambling

Hosted by OARS Criminal Justice Gambling Help Service

BAPS Temple Information Session on Gambling Harm

When: 4pm – 7pm

Where: 54 - 64 George St, Green Fields

Who: Hindu Community

Hosted by PEACE Multicultural Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8245 8100

Sunday 28 May

Nepal Adelaide Association Cultural Day

When: 10:30am – 2.30pm

Where: Marion Community Centre, 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park

Who: Family and friends of children / students of the Nepalese Language and Cultural School

Hosted by PEACE Multicultural Help Service, Relationships Australia SA

Phone: 8245 8100


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