‘The Big Fish’ was created in 2018 and has been translated into 12 different languages as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.
Volunteers, who understand about the impact of gambling in their community, wrote the translations and voiced the animation.
This animation uses an analogy of a fish getting ‘hooked’ and takes the viewer on a journey to show how one can lose large amounts of money, a sense of well being and including friends and family. However, by the end, things start to change for the better.
People can become addicted to gambling due to a variety of reasons. They may be coping with abuse, loneliness, going through financial issues or feeling depressed. It’s important to remember this when we or loved ones are affected by gambling harm – it is often a symptom.
Click here to watch the video in 12 different languages (Farsi, French, Khmer, Punjabi, Pushtu, Urdu, Hindi, Swahili, Arabic, Dari, Pilipino and Greek), as well as English!
Gambling harm can be reduced with support.
More information is available at PEACE Multicultural Services http://youarenotalone.org.au/
You can also call the PEACE office, on: (08) 8245 8100
or the Gambling SA number: 1800 858 858 or
Toll free: 1800 182 325 (country freecall)
You can also go to the Relationships Australia website https://www.gamblinghelpsa.org.au/