Here are some further resources which I believe will be MOST
useful to everyone!:
Reducing Gambling harm - A Public Health Approach - Training Manual from healthWest - .pdf format
Here are the multi-lingual gambling prevention flyers in .pdf format from.Multicu ltural Services Centre of WA : Dinka
Learn the means to assist others to seek help from gambling addiction.Somali
The Emerging Communities Responsible Gambling Program (ECRGPP) is a project funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation and is designed to develop sustainable, community-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate programs.
ECRGP developed resources and facilitated community education and forums to raise awareness and deal with problem gambling in newly arrived communities from refugee backgrounds – in this case five ethnic groups living in the Melbourne area. The provision of public health information and specialised treatment services targeted towards ‘at risk' groups can help to combat the potential adverse effects of increased gambling cultures.
So here are some places you can go to for help with gambling addiction:
Gambling is an addiction associated with mental health problems including depression, anxiety and anti-social personality disorder. Gambling addictions can lead to many serious conse-quences, including loss of jobs, failed relationships and severe debt. Problem gambling effects can also include avoiding others due to shame or embarrassment. There are needs for public health and treatment services to routinely screen and as-sess for a range of issues, including gambling problems, family violence, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health concerns and provide treatments designed to manage this cluster of conditions. Seek assistance from your local organisation!
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is an independent agency responsible for reducing problem gambling and minimising harm from gambling. We run problem gambling treatment and support services across Victoria for those who are having problems with gambling as well as their families and friends. Our professional development centre provides world class training to gambling counsellors throughout the state and we work with a range of leading public health groups to address the impact of problem gambling in the community.
Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of another. We understand as perhaps few can. We are familiar with worry and sleepless nights and promises made only to be broken. We may have become fearful and uncertain as to how to cope with the deterioration in our lives and our relationships, the financial problems, and the debts caused by the gambling. We know that living with the effects of another's gambling can often be too devastating to bear without help. With the help of Gam-Anon, we find our way back to a normal way of thinking and living, whether or not our loved ones continue to gamble. We believe that a change in our attitudes is of boundless helps to us as well as to our gamblers..
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