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Families and friends

It's not just gamblers that need support; it's also those around them. If someone close to you is experiencing harm from gambling, we can help you with free information, advice and support. For immediate help call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858.

A person's gambling behaviour can have social, physical and financial impacts on those who are close to them. It's estimated that for every person who experiences severe harm because of their gambling, up to six other people are negatively affected.

Whether it's your partner, child, parent, workmate or friend, the behaviour and consequences of problem gambling can have a significant impact.

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Looking after yourself

Find out ways to remain healthy and help yourself, which is as important as it is to help someone who experiences problems with gambling.

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Looking after your finances

Online gambling is gambling you do on your phone or computer.

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Looking out for your children

We offer help and advice on how to monitor the wellbeing and development of children affected by gambling, so you can minimise the impact.

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Getting help

You can also call Gambler's Help on 1800 858 858 or Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376 for free, confidential, professional advice and support. These phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you would like to chat live with a counsellor online, visit gambling help online. This service is also available 24/7.

Find out more about the many ways to get help, including help for young people. You can also get the support from others in our online community here.

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* Based on the 2017–18 Gambler’s Help client outcomes survey. 91% of surveyed clients indicated they would recommend the service to others at a six month follow up survey.