Let’s Talk About Gambling

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Problems related to gambling can present in a range of guises such as financial, legal, relationship, housing, drug and alcohol, child protection and mental health concerns. Therefore, it is likely that professionals working in a range of settings other than the gambling specific context will encounter people with gambling related problems.

Raising and addressing the issue of gambling within non-specialist settings can pose a challenge for professionals. However, the opportunity to begin to address problem gambling regardless of the setting can be an important step in the process of change.

The aim of this workshop is to increase the awareness and skills related to addressing problem gambling within contexts other than gambling specific services.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of gambling in Australia
  • Recognising problem gambling
  • Raising the issue of gambling
  • Assessment of gambling and related concerns
  • Measuring readiness for change in relation to gambling
  • Engaging with people who are reluctant to make changes to their gambling
  • Overview of best practice in the gambling context
  • Gambling specific referral options

Who should attend?

Community services staff, counsellors and health and welfare workers outside the problem gambling field