Problem Gambling Help SA

Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018

This year, the Office for Problem Gambling encouraged Gambling Help Services (GHS) to apply for small grants to plan and implement activities and strategies for Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW) 2018.

GHS were challenged to develop their ideas to improve the knowledge and awareness of the harm associated with online gambling, which also includes sports betting. Services were encouraged to be creative and to address the theme in ways that are also relevant to their communities.

Working hard over the last 6 months, services have created a variety of resources and events such as animated videos, social media campaigns, handbooks, performances, workshops, forums, webinars and community events of all which promote the awareness of the harm related to online gambling.

If you like to know more about or attend the GHAW activities, please see the list below:

Relationships Australia - Consumer Voice Program
Consumer Voice Soap Box Event

Come along and witness the graduating presentations of new Consumer Voice members Joanne, Jill and Karen as they share their lived experience stories of recovery from gambling harm.

See more information about this event

Relationships Australia - PEACE Multicultural Services & Cambodian GHS
The 'Big Fish' Launch

The Big Fish is an animated story about how online betting can entrap you, and how you can free yourself from it. The video has now has been translated into ten different languages.

See more information about this event

Relationships Australia  - Multiple service locations collaboration
Facebook Live Event & 'Winning?' Video Launch

Relationships Australia will be conducting a Facebook Live Event hosted by Dr. Daniel King and Ryan Fitzgerald. This will be followed by the launch of an animated video titled 'Winning?'. Developed by Relationships Australia, this animated video uses humour to attract the attention of young men, and expose them to the potential of gambling-related harm.

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Community Access & Services SA & Aboriginal Gambling Therapy Service
'Youth Gaming Workshop'

Become more informed about the risks and concerns of computer gaming. This workshop helps to build a better understanding of gaming addiction and ways to respond to problems.

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Lifeline South East
'Shine a Light on Online Gambling' Community Event

Targeting community members at a local community centre, Lifeline will be providing information packs containing items that 'Shine A Light' on online gambling. A free BBQ and graffiti board will be available to invoke interest and invite feedback from the community.

For more information, please contact Lifeline SE on (08) 8723 2299

Overseas Chinese Association
'One Stop Handbook' Launch

The Overseas Chinese Association have developed a handbook called 'The One Stop Handbook For Wellbeing'.  This handbook provides details of Chinese GP's, Chinese psychology services, mental health clinics, counselling services, financial counselling services and gambling help services.

See more information about this event

OARS Criminal Justice & PsychMed
Gambling Harm Awareness Training

OARS and PsychMed are offering free training in how you might recognise and refer people affected by gambling related harm. This will be available across four different locations.

See more information about this event

Northern and Western Aboriginal GHS, Southern Aboriginal GHS, Ceduna Kooniba Aboriginal Health Service, Uniting Country SA & AFSS
Kevin Kropinyieri 'I'm Responsible'

These services have partnered with popular Aboriginal comedian Kevin Kropinyieri to produce a number of community service announcements which will air on regional television. Kevin is also performing in Port Lincoln, Ceduna and Murray Bridge.

See more information about these events below:

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