Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018

Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018 (22 – 26 Oct). This year’s theme is online betting.

What’s happened during Gambling Harm Awareness Week 2018, 22 – 26 October?

  • The Gambling Help Service went live on Facebook with ‘Winning?’ on Tuesday 23 October at 1 pm to launch a short animation aimed at 18 to 25-year-old men about the potential dangers of online sports betting.
  • PEACE Multicultural Services served up ‘The Big Fish’ in multiple languages on Friday 26 October from 3pm at Cypriot Hall, Welland.

View ‘Winning?’ below.

A new educational school resource for schools was developed to coincide with the launch of ‘Winning?’ event.

The fun and interesting launch was hosted by Will McDonald (9News presenter) and Ryan Fitzgerald (Media personality & AFL “star”) joined in.

Meanwhile, over at the PEACE Multicultural Services, once again, they are not doing anything by halves! They put on an exciting event to launch ‘The Big Fish’ animation in ten different languages on Friday 26 October! ‘The Big Fish’ is a story about how online betting can entrap you and how to get free from it. Check out the new videos HERE

The Assistant Minister to the Premier, the Hon. Jing Lee MLC opened the event. The SA Mental Health Commissioner, Chris Burns CSC spoke about the intersection between mental health and gambling.

Three sides of the Coin will be performing. They are a theatre group from Melbourne. Their performance has a profound effect on audiences and getting the wider community to talk about gambling.

The event concluded by awarding certificates to all the ambassadors and volunteers who assisted with translating the video into the ten different languages.

These services are funded by Gambling Help Services 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.