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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2017

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about gambling and engage with the wider community. This year’s theme is ‘The Impact of Problem Gambling on Partners, Family and Friends’.

Research indicates that the action of a problem gambler may affect the lives of between five and ten other people. The most common effects are impaired family relations, emotional problems and financial difficulties. Approximately 20% of people accessing gambling support services across Australia are family members of people who problem gamble. In 2015-16, 23% of callers to the SA Gaming Helpline were a family member or friend of a problem gambler.

When family, friends or significant others are aware of gambling problems, they can play an important part in supporting the gambler to seek help and address their problems. They can also benefit from services and resources which enable them to protect the own emotional, social and financial wellbeing.

Immediate Assistance

Gambling Helpline (24/7, Free and Confidential):  1800 858 858

Relationships Australia SA Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Events

EventDateDescriptionTimeLocationService
Event with South Asian Women 12 MayA workshop on parenting in a different culture 4:00 pmRelationships Australia SA, 49a Orsmond St, Hindmarsh PEACE Multicultural Services
Afghan Community Cricket Event 14 May10:00 amCricket Ground, Barton Tce, North Adelaide PEACE Multicultural Services
Information Session Student Hub17 May1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFlinders University, Sturt Rd, Bedford Park PEACE Multicultural Services
People Associated with Media from South Asian Communities 19 May6:00 pm - 9:00 pmYo! India Restaurant, 222 Morphett St, Adelaide PEACE Multicultural Services
Pakistan Community 21 MayWorkshop to focus on being a positive role model for family and community 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmBurnside Community Centre, TusmorePEACE Multicultural Services
Inside Pokies Film Night 22 MayUnderstand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem! 2:00 pm Kangaroo Island Community Services Centre, 16 Telegraph Rd, KingscoteFleurieu & Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service / Southern Gambling Help Service
Conversation Cafe 123 May“Problem gambling and the Ripple Effect: How can we support family and friends?”

Conversations with gaming venue staff and service providers about issues for family and friends of people impacted by gambling. Supported by the Lived Experience Peer Support and Consumer Voice Program.

Morning tea provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships Australia AS by 18 May on 8582 4122
9:30 am - 11:30 amBarmera Monash Football ClubMurray Malley Gambling Help Service
Inside Pokies Film Night23 MayUnderstand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem! 3:00 pmVicta Cinema, 39 Ocean St, Victor HarborFleurieu & Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service / Southern Gambling Help Service
Conversation Cafe 224 May“Problem gambling and the Ripple Effect: How can we support family and friends?”

Conversations with gaming venue staff and service providers about issues for family and friends of people impacted by gambling. Supported by the Lived Experience Peer Support and Consumer Voice Program.

Morning tea provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships Australia AS by 18 May on 8582 4122
10:30 am - 12:30 pmBerri Hotel, Cocos RoomMurray Malley Gambling Help Service
Inside Pokies Film Night 24 MayUnderstand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem! 1:00 pmEvent Cinema Marion, Westfield Marion, 297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park  Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service / Southern Gambling Help Service
Walks Like a Duck, Talks Like a Duck 24 MayDo your kids gamble? A few years ago this may have been a strange question to ask. However, there is a concerning trend among downloadable games to include gambling features within the game.

These gambling features can often be played using free credits gathered within the game, or by purchasing credits using prepaid cards available from supermarkets and post offices. If your kids play downloadable apps/games on their iPads or other devices, then chances are they have come across such games. In this information session, Flinders University researcher Ben Riley will discuss these issues along with tips for parents/caregivers.

Supper provided. RSVP is essential for catering purposes to Relationships Australia AS by 18 May on 8582 4122
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmBerri Hotel, Cocos RoomMurray Malley Gambling Help Service
OASIS Multi-faith Gathering 25 MayInternational students of Flinders University1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFlinders University, Sturt Rd, Bedford Park PEACE Multicultural Services
Inside Pokies Film Night 25 MayUnderstand how pokies work and the impact on individuals, partners and families when playing pokies become a problem! 6:30 pmHopgood Theatre, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island Gambling Help Service / Southern Gambling Help Service
Webinar25 MayA panel made up of Rosemary Hambledon (Practice Manager Gambling Relationships Australia SA), Enaam Oudih (Practice Manager Multicultural Services Relationships Australia SA will address problem gambling harm: working with families and friends. This webinar will also be the launch of some powerful and useful films that can be used by the sector.12:30 pm - 1 pm Online - Anywhere East Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service
Conversation CafeTBA - Winter/SpringTBATBATBAMurray Malley Gambling Help Service
BAPS Temple Information Session on Gambling Harm 27 May4:00 pm - 7:00 pm54 - 64 Georget St, Green FieldsPEACE Multicultural Services
Nepal Adelaide Association Cultural Night 28 May6:00 pm - 10:00 pmMarion Community Centre, 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park PEACE Multicultural Services
Sports Day in the North 1 JuneIn collaboration with PEACE Multicultural Service 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmParafields Garden High School North Gambling Help Service
How Gambling Can Effect Family, Friends and the Wider Community 3 June11:00 am - 2:00 pmStandpipe Gold Motor Inn, Daw St, Port Augusta PEACE Multicultural Services
Sports Day in the WestTBATBA4:00 pm - 6:00 pmTBWest Gambling Help Service
Riverland Multicultural Event on Gambling Harm 4 June11:00 am - 2:00 pmRenmark Hotel Motel, Murray Ave, Renmark PEACE Multicultural Services
Media Matters19 May5:00 pm - 9:00 pm49a Orsmond Street, HindmarshPEACE Multicultural Services
Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know if it is?22 May11:00 am - 1:00 pmBalhannah Shopping CentreEast Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service
Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know if it is?23 May12:00 pm - 2:00 pmColes, Mt Barker Shopping CentreEast Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service
Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know if it is?24 May12:00 pm - 2:00 pmMain Road, StirlingEast Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service
Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know if it is?25 May11:00 am - 1:00 pmCommunity Health Centre, Mount BarkerEast Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service
Is someone in your family gambling? Is it an issue? How would you know if it is?26 May10:00 am - 12:00 pmLittlehampton Shopping CentreEast Gambling Help Service / Adelaide Hills Gambling Help Service

Links to Resources and Service

Gambling Help Service – view our service page for more information.

Gambling Help Service Brochure

Bet Debt Stress Postcard

You Are Not Alone Postcard

Media

All media enquiries directed to Naomi Ebert Smith at n.ebertsmith@rasa.org.au or 0429 101 181

Background Information

Public Health and Gambling Seminar & Gambling Seminar

On Tuesday 24 November our Consumer Voice Program and Gambling Help Service held a seminar to explore and energise public health responses to gambling related harm in South Australia. Some of the presenters from the seminar have kindly agreed to make their presentations available. To open links below please make sure you have a PDF reader.

Spatial variations in EGM revenue: a comparison with selected social & health indicators

Assoc. Professor Michael O’Neil, Executive Director, SA Centre for Economic Studies

Gambling the health and wealth of our communities, City of Whittlesea

Funding acknowledgement

Relationships Australia South Australia’s Gambling Help Service is funded through the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, a joint initiative of the Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch), Clubs SA, Adelaide Casino and the Government of South Australia.

  • Stand up and speak out! White Ribbon March Adelaide 2017. 10am, Saturday 25 November Victoria Square (Tarndanyangga) https://t.co/InbpjYEVB0