These are resources put together for parents who are concerned about their children’s’ gaming. Also check out the resource page for gamers for supports your child can tap into directly.
Face to Face Services
Relationships Australia SA
Phone: (08) 8223 4566
Description: A South Australia-based not for profit, secular, community organisation that provides a range of services, including counselling
Gambling Help Services
Description: This website, operated by the South Australia Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, has a range of resources related to gambling, including a list of face to face services throughout the state of South Australia.
Phone: 1300 364 277
Description: If you live outside South Australia, the national office of Relationships Australia can assist you in finding services available to you where you live.
Call 1300 364 277 or visit the website.
Online and phone services
Gambling Help Online
Phone: 1800 858 858
Description: Provides free, anonymous, 24/7 online support, self-help tools and information for identifying and dealing with problem gambling Australia-wide.
Phone: 1300 364 100
Website: http:// http://www.parenting.sa.gov.au/default.htm
Description: 24/7, free (cost of a local phone call) and confidential service. Parenting SA is an initiative of the Government of South Australia established in 1996 to promote the value of parents and the important role of parenting. Parenting SA is administered by the Women’s and Children’s Health Network and the and Department for Education and Child Development.
Other Useful websites and articles
Description: The Network for Internet Investigation and Research in Australia, (NIIRA) is a website run by researchers specialists of internet-related disorders. While a lot of the stuff on their site is aimed at parents and counsellors, older gamers may find the articles interesting.
Black Dog Institute
Description: The “black dog” was Winston Churchill’s way of referring to his depression. The Black Dog Institute combines expertise in clinical management with research and applies it to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders. It has loads of great information and videos.