Harm from Gambling

HealthWest is a committed to a public health approach to gambling harm reduction. We have led projects in gambling harm reduction since 2008.

Reducing Gambling Frequency Project

The Reducing Gambling Frequency Project is one of 12 prevention projects funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF). HealthWest is partnering with six peak ethnic organisation to reduce senior’s club visits to gambling venues in Melbourne’s North West.

The project is delivered collaboratively with ethnic partner organisations.  Bilingual workers work with seniors clubs in their communities, to increase awareness of gambling harm and improve access to alternative recreation.

Our Ethnic Partner Organisations are:

  • The Multicultural Resource Center (Turkish Community)
  • Co.As.It.
  • Australian Greek Welfare Society
  • Maltese Council of Victoria
  • The Macedonian Welfare Association
  • Arabic Council

The project explores opportunities to reduce gambling harm among seniors groups with Local Government Agencies in the North West

For further information on gambling in Victoria, visit the Gambling Information Resource Office (GIRO) webpage here, and sign up for their newsletter here.

If you are worried about the effects of gambling on you, your family or friends, free information and support is available from Gamblers Help. Call 1800 858 858 or visit http://www.responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/getting-help

Contact

Kelly Lee Hickey

Project Manager, Reducing Gambling Frequency

kelly-lee.hickey@healthwest.org.au

9248 9656