Phone 1800 858 858 for free support.
Free, confidential Gambler's Help services, including in other languages, call 1800 858 858.
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Families and friends
If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you.Find out more
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First Nations Gambling Awareness Program
Harm from gambling is common in both the wider community and the Aboriginal community.Find out more
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Being monitored at all times was what did it for me for the first months. I had an old Nokia phone, no possibility of online gambling. I changed my number so bookies could not 'reach out' to me because they 'haven't heard from me'.
Connie was a successful businesswoman with a great reputation. But after crossing paths with some shady characters, she turned to gambling and crime and lost her way.
When Beryl started playing the pokies, she thought of it as her ‘time out’. But it became a lonely experience where her common sense was overridden by the psychology of play. Until COVID-19…
*Based on 2019–20 Gambler's Help Objective Outcomes data where 95% of clients who set an objective of ‘Emotional and/or Psychological’ felt they had ‘met’ or ‘partially met’ their objective at case closure.