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Families and friends
If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you.Find out more
Going through a tough time? Youthline is confidential and open 24/7 – call 1800 262 376.Find out more
Aboriginal Communities’ Gambling Awareness Program
Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community.Find out more
We know it can be hard but talking about it means you can start to feel better.
Here are some real life stories of people who opened up and talked about the harm they were experiencing and got the support they needed. Now they share their story with you.
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... I used all of the money he left me, and took out an equity release on my home to fund my gambling. I sought help; I went to Gamblers Anonymous but I can’t forgive myself for the grief it caused my son and daughter.
Slowly but gradually, I've started paying off my debts and putting a little bit away for rainy days. My bank balance is growing slowly but surely.
I am 36 and have been gambling on and off since I was 21. I wish I had never started. It has been a roller coaster ride with far too many ups and downs, Emotionally, mentally and financially.
* Based on 2017–18 data from the Gambler's Help client outcomes survey where 93% of responses indicated gambling affected their ability to be productive at work none of the time at a six month follow up survey.